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22 March 2014
• Kingston Communications Stadium, Hull
Referee: C. Foy
• Attendance: 23486
L. Rosenior 32'
S. Long 38'
West Bromwich Albion
That's all we have time for from the KC Stadium. I've been Grant Miles and I look forward to seeing you all next time.
FULL TIME! Hull secure a huge three points with a 2-0 win and lift themselves into mid-table eight points clear of the relegation zone. There is a big cheer around the the KC Stadium. Pepe Mel's West Brom remain right in the mire.
Pepe Mel looks dejected. They have tried everything substitution wise and have come up short.
Curtis Davies is named man of the match by the sponsors. He's had a fine game.
PENALTY SHOUT! Sagbo goes down expecting a penalty. Chris Foy is reluctant to award another spot kick. demands the player gets back to his feet. That was a penalty every day of the week. Sagbo looked shell-shocked that it wasn't given. More controversy for Foy.
West Brom revert to three at the back in a final attempt to push forward but Hull are on course for their sixth Premier League home win this season.
Steve Bruce knows that they are edging closer to safety now put will be hooing Shane Long's injury isn't too serious after the player hobbled off.
Jelavic has been a warrior today. He comes off for Sagbo and Hull look to have eased their relegation fears today.
Livermore is fouled by Sessegnon and another wasted opportunity for the Baggies to pile on the pressure.
Pepe Mel will feel aggrevied at today's penalty decision. It is now just two wins from their last 20 Premier League games and five wins all season.
There is a black skyline and West Brom are struggling to find an equaliser. Still a two goal advantage for Hull City.
A final throw of the dice for Pepe Mel as he looks to bring on Scott Sinclair to add some attacking flair.
Shane Long hobbles off the pitch and he has given his all for Hull City today. He is booed off by the away contingent though. They won't forgive and forget that penalty easily. Stephen Quinn comes on.
The England hopeful comes on hoping he can spark the Baggies into life. A frustrating day for Anichebe who trudges off.
Huddlestone plays a ball to Meyler who is blocked off. The England international has been sensational today.
Ridgewell burst forward and West Brom showing signs of life but still look vulnerable to Long and Jelavic on the counter.
Yellow Card David Meyler
Sessegnon hits the ball to Vydra at the back post. He evades everyone in the 6 yard box but nobody runs with him and his cut back goes straight to a Hull defender.
PENALTY SHOUT! West Brom crying out for a spot kick as Morrison goes down in the box. Nothing doing though. There appears to be contact from behind. It goes into the 'seen them given' category.
Chester bravely wins a header in the box for Hull and the home side look determined to maintain their clean sheet.
WHAT A HIT! Shane Long nearly scores his second. A rasping shot from the Hull striker which rebounds off the post. Foster didn't even move.
Jelavic continues to battle for the ball and in his nine games with the club has had more shots on target than any other Hull City player.
Sessegnon puts a ball in the box yet nobody is there to react to it. West Brom are pushing for a goal.
Vydra is brought on Thievy and he does not look very happy to come off.
Matej Vydra scored the equaliser for West Brom at The Hawthorns in a 1-1 draw the last time these two sides met.
Koren spent 3 and a half years as West Brom player comes on as a substitute for Hull. Vydra also enters the fray for Thievy.
Yellow Card Sone Aluko
Aluko who has been relatively quiet today and puts in a physical challenge and is deservedly booked.
Another corner for West Brom. Sessegnon needlessly pushes McGregor in the build up. Chris Foy has a word with the forward and he is lucky to escape with a booking.
Anichebe forces a goal-line clearance from Rosenior as he shrugs off his marker and he nearly scores with a bullet header.
Dorrans put a ball in towards Thievy and he forces a corner after an intelligent header towards goal.
Aluko beats his man and gets a cross in for Jelavic who couldn't get his effort in on target.
Jelavic is nearly through on goal before Foster rushes out, snuffs out the danger and collects the ball.
McAuley goes down after ball is smashed at his face from a yard. The defender gets up soon after though and carries on.
Thievy has a sight of goal but can't quite get his shot away and the ball goes out of play. West Brom have never lost a game at the KC stadium up until now.
West Brom looking to replicate their 2nd half form they showed against Swansea last week. Thievy the only real spark for them so far.
We are back underway for the second 45 minutes at the KC stadium with Hull holding a two goal advantage over West Brom.
This win could lift Hull up to the lofty heights of 12th place in the Premier League and leave the Baggies perilously close the drop zone, just three points clear from safety.
HALF TIME! The first half comes to an end at the KC Stadium with the hosts enjoying a two goal lead. Liam Rosenior scores his first goal in the Premier League and for Hull City whilst Shane Long hits the back of the net against his former club.
Anichebe backs into the Hull defenders in the penalty box yet he is marshalled well.
There is some head tennis here as West Brom try and find a way through as Rosenior is more than a match for Thievy.
In the closing stages of the first half West Brom flood forward trying to find an equaliser. They have an encouraging build up play before Reid fires in a shot which is blocked.
A huge half time team talk for Pepe Mel as the Baggies look to turn round a 2 goal deficit at the KC stadium. Long may have gone from hero to zero with the West Brom fans but he is chasing down everything and causing all sorts of problems with his desire to win the ball.
Sessegnon shows strength and desire to get the Baggies back into the game in what has been an even contest despite Hull's goals.
Assist Curtis Davies
A fine flick on from Curtis Davies who outjumps his marker to provide Long the opportunity to fire a volley in at goal and score his 3rd goal for Hull City.
Goal Shane Long
GOAL! Long scores a low strike into the bottom right hand corner. The ball is initially cleared from the corner before being hooked back in. The ball is flicked down to Long who volleys the ball into the back of the net.
Huddlestone smashes a rocket of a shot at Foster who forces the ball away for a corner. Great save.
West Brom have Scott Sinclair on the bench and appear to need him to add some width.
West Brom react well to what appeared to be a harsh penalty. Hull drive forward through Huddlestone but the Baggies hold firm.
Missed Penalty Nikica Jelavic
Penalty save Ben Foster
Goal Liam Rosenior
GOAL! PENALTY SAVED. Jelavic's penalty is saved low to Foster's right and the keeper can only parry it away to Liam Rosenior who immediately heads the ball in the back of the net.
PENALTY: West Brom don't like it. Shane Long gets ahead of his marker. Jelavic keeps the ball in play and it looks like Long trips himself up but it is given.
Thievy who has had a bright opening half an hour wrestles the ball away from Aluko and it nearly falls kindly for Anichebe before Hull clear.
Huddlestone puts a simple ball forward which Long easily chases and forces Ridgwell into a mistake and a corner. Then David Meyler misses a FREE header from the resulting corner. It should be 1-0.
West Brom come forward again and Sessegnon makes a swivelling shot but gets not power or accuracy behind his effort and the ball trickles behind.
Steve Bruce's men are currently in their lowest position since before Christmas as they have only secured three Premier League wins in 2014 all against the current bottom three.
El Mohamady is blocked by Liam Ridgewell and the crowd demand a free kick as he goes down injured. The only man to start every game for Hull this season then swiftly gets back to his feet.
Jelavic scampers in behind and plays a through ball to Long but it is too close the keeper, yet there is still some confusion before McAuley eventually clears.
Davies makes a fair challenge on Anichebe in the 6 yard box and if he got that wrong it would have been a certain penalty.
Sizzling shot by Dorrans well saved by McGregor. The chance created by Thievy who appears to be at the centre of everything here. West Brom respond well to some Hull pressure.
Another corner as McAuley makes a defensive header again West Brom manage to usher the ball away to safety.
If Hull secure all three points today they could go as high as 12th in the table. They earn a corner and Davies receives the ball from a knockdown berore firing a promising shot which is blocked and West Brom subsequently clear.
Thievy displays a nice bit of trickery and one-two with Ridgewell to earn a free kick which then is fired straight behind for a goal-kick.
Rosenior hits a ball forward to Jelavic who is caught offside and it is a tentative start here.
Huddlestone puts in the free kick and Foster punches it away before Jelavic puts a high and handsome ball back into the box that instantly goes out of play.
Asmir Allam watches on as Meyler earns a free kick in a good area. There was no danger whatsoever. Needless. Pepe Mel is furious.
David Meyler goes down in the box but gets up quickly. Chris Foy sees no problem with it and the game continues.
Hull City have an FA Cup semi- final to look forward to but today is all about Premier League survival. Curtis Davies is one of Hull's joint top scorers with 4 goals and they will look to rectify that here.
A foul given against Thievy for a challenge on Rosenior. Both sides giving the ball away cheaply early on in this one.
Curtis Davies is down injured as Thievy appears to have caught him on the nose. His eyes are watering, but he is fine to carry on.
Sessegnon hits a piledriver of a shot which narrowly goes over the crossbar. Unlucky there. It looked like it was heading in.
A lively start to the game as Sessegnon fires in a blistering shot. There is a nervousness to both sides as they want to get into the ascendancy early on.
We're underway in this game. An early take for Ben Foster as Hull make a swift counter attack. We look forward to plenty of action in this Premier League survival clash.
West Brom substitutes: Sinclair, Myhill, Vydra, Gera, Berahino, O'Neil, Daniels
West Brom starting line-up: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Dawson, Ridgewell, Morrison, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Sessegnon, Anichebe, Thievy
Hull City substitutes: Figueroa, Bruce, Koren, Fryatt, Sagbo, Harper, Quinn
Hull City starting line-up: McGregor, Rosenior, Davies, Chester, Huddlestone, Aluko, El Mohamady, Meyler, Livermore, Long, Jelavic
TEAM NEWS: George Boyd starts his 3 game suspension today. Otherwise there are no fresh injury concerns for Steve Bruce's men. Robbie Brady and Paul Mcshane are on the treatment table. West Brom will be without Jonas Olsson the vice-captain begins a two game ban and Diego Lugano, Billy Jones, Claudio Yacob and Morgan Amalfitano all remain sidelined for the Baggies.
West Brom have won three and drawn one of their last four away games against the Tigers. They will be hoping for more of the same today.
I'm Grant Miles, and I will be leading you through all of the action, as West Brom look to try and earn back-to-back away wins in the English top flight. Steve Bruce's side, however, have managed three wins out of their last five games, leaving the Baggies with a formidable test to face.
Hello and welcome to live Premier League coverage of West Brom's visit to face Hull City, with the visitors coming into this game off the back of a moral-boosting victory against Swansea last time out. That was Pepe Mel's first win as Baggies boss, and the Midlands outfit will be hoping for more of the same against a Tigers side who have been solid at home all season.
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