Hull City shall be aiming to win for the primary time in 5 video games after they journey to face Birmingham City at St Andrew’s of their quest to kick-start their stuttering marketing campaign, and within the course of deny Wayne Rooney a profitable begin to his house marketing campaign as Blues supervisor.
Saturday’s late defeat at house to Southampton leaves the Tigers with no win because the 3-1 success at Stoke City final month they usually’ll be eager to keep away from a second successive league defeat for the primary time underneath Liam Rosenior.
The Tigers slipped to 13th within the desk after Tuesday’s outcomes however three factors would see Rosenior’s aspect go degree on factors with these golf equipment nestled inside the highest six.
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Big match stats
On goal: 4-8
Bookings: 2-1 (Delap)
Red playing cards: 0-0
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How they rated
Here’s what we manufactured from City’s gamers tonight right here within the second metropolis.
That’s a terrific night time’s work for the Tigers who win right here at St Andrew’s for the second successive season.
Read all about it right here.
FULL-TIME: Birmingham City 0-2 Hull City
And that is sport quantity 13 performed and dusted. Reaction to come from downstairs shortly.
Almost job performed
City trying effectively in management in these closing phases. (Famous final phrases).
Lots of abuse
From the house followers directed at Rooney. Basically suggesting he goes again to America.
90 minutes performed
And we’ll have six minutes added on.
Out it goes
On this close to aspect for one more Tigers nook.
Philogene changed by Cyrus Christie.
Lokilo’s effort saved by Ruddy.
Bring the noise
All we will hear inside St Andrew’s is the 700 away followers within the far nook.
Really good clearance inside his personal field after which helped out by Coyle.
Tyler Morton changed by Jason Lokilo.
Philogene makes it 2-0
He is available in off the left flank and rattles a superb effort into the far nook. 2-0.
McLoughlin connects with a Twine free-kick and Ruddy holds underneath his bar.
Fouled (once more)
Jordan James and Gary Gardner on for Birmingham.
Good play from City as Coyle will get to the useless ball line, pulls it throughout and Ruddy bats it away, comes to Docherty however his ball again into the six-yard field is poor.
In the guide
Docherty will get Twine’s go and his cross is at Ruddy, Birmingham then give it away once more and this time, Delapn rattles an effort down the throat of Ruddy from 20 yards.
60 – CHANGE for City
Greg Docherty is changing Traore.
On comes Juke and he replaces Stansfield.
Call for Lukas Jutkiewicz and that is what Rooney has performed.
Decent spell of play on the Birmingham finish after which Coyle’s cross is poor and behind it goes.
Can’t do this
Yes, he was fouled however you can not react like that.
Delap will get pinned to the ground and might’t rise up after which after an age does rise up after which shoves his man within the again.
Volleys away close to put up from a Blues nook. How are they not 2-0 forward?
For City. First Philogene after which Delap. Both miss good openings after an electrical counter from Philogene.
Shot deflects vast. Loudest this place has been all night time.
From the house aspect, City cannot get out.
Then heads away the nook.
Greaves out to block Bacuna’s effort as it appeared just like the equaliser was coming.
For City on the counter however Philogene will get tackled out of it.
From the Blues down the correct aspect however City snuff out the hazard effectively with McLoughlin and Greaves.
OFF WE GO
Second half off and operating. No adjustments from both aspect.
Players again with us
Both units of gamers step by step rising onto the pitch and we’ll be again underway in a second or two.
First half stats
On goal: 3-4
Red playing cards: 0-0
From the house supporters.
That’s the interval. Birmingham 0-1 City. Time for a consolation break.
45 minutes have been performed
And we’ll have three minutes added on on the finish of this primary half.
Another superb displaying
Brilliant from Delap
Takes it on the half flip and races away, feeds Philogene left aspect and into the field he goes, flag up for offside.
Loses the ball in the midst of the pitch however tracks it to the far aspect and wins it again.