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September 14, 2013 10:00 PM SGT
Kingston Communications Stadium — Hull
Referee:‬ R. Madley‎
Attendance:‬ 21949‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Hull City Tigers 1-1 Cardiff City

The hosts had the better of the chances at the KC Stadium but the Bluebirds battled back to snatch a point on a frustrating afternoon for Steve Bruce's men

By Tom J Doyle

  • Allan McGregor
    0
    0
    3.00

    Allan McGregor

    Rarely tested but was competent in everything he did, and had no chance with Whittingham's close-range finish.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Maynor Figueroa

    The full-back was caught out by Cowie on the flank a couple of times, but wasn't afraid to get forward and shoot from distance.

  • James Chester
    0
    0
    2.50

    James Chester

    The centre-back performed competently throughout until he lost Whittingham for the equaliser, but otherwise had a quiet game.

  • Curtis Davies
    0
    0
    3.50

    Curtis Davies

    The defender stooped low to head in his first goal for the Tigers close to the break, and was strong at the back with a number of timely blocks and headers. Booked late on.

  • Tom Huddlestone
    0
    0
    4.00

    Tom Huddlestone

    The composed midfielder stung Lewis' hands with a long-range effort and then put in a fine cross for Davies to score moments after. He is fast becoming the team's most important player.

  • Robert Koren
    0
    0
    3.00

    Robert Koren

    The midfielder showed his canny nature with good positioning and clever interceptions to break up Cardiff's play, and linked well with Huddlestone to almost net a second.

  • Jake Livermore
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jake Livermore

    Held the centre of the field well with Huddlestone, and looks a fine loan acquisition by Bruce with a good passing range.

  • Sone Aluko
    0
    0
    3.50

    Sone Aluko

    Tested Lewis early on with a teasing effort outside the area and looked dangerous cutting in from the flank to shoot regularly. Denied a goal with a correct offside call.

  • Ahmed El Mohamady
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ahmed El Mohamady

    Never looks happier than when bombing forward, and looked threatening on the right with his dribbling and crossing.

  • Danny Graham
    0
    0
    2.50

    Danny Graham

    Wasted a glorious chance in the opening 10 minutes, blazing over from six yards with the goal gaping. Found space late on but couldn't force a winner.

  • Robbie Brady
    0
    0
    2.50

    Robbie Brady

    Got forward down the left but his passing wasn't accurate enough at times, and was replaced with a minimum of fuss.

Substitutions

  • Stephen Quinn
    0
    0
    3.50

    Stephen Quinn

    Came on for Brady with 25 minutes to go, and put in a gorgeous ball from Aluko to net - but the midfielder was offside. Put in another lovely cross for Graham and offered something different on the flank in a game devoid of much creativity.

  • Joe Lewis
    0
    0
    3.50

    Joe Lewis

    Got down low to save smartly from Aluko in the opening stages and made a good stop from Huddlestone, but could do nothing about the opener. Showed good strength in the air with repeated punches.

  • Andrew Taylor
    0
    0
    2.50

    Andrew Taylor

    His touch was off at times when a surer head was needed to keep possession and apply some pressure to Hull.

  • Steven Caulker
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Caulker

    Stood strong on a number of occasions but failed to stop Davies from netting. The young signing looked to get forward but lacked the needed quality to make a difference.

  • Ben Turner
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ben Turner

    Was beaten for pace far too easily by Aluko and got a deserved yellow for bringing the winger down.

  • Kevin Theophile Catherine
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Theophile Catherine

    The Frenchman made a few interceptions but should have offered more to get his side back in the game, although he improved by almost setting up Gunnarsson.

  • Peter Whittingham
    0
    0
    3.50

    Peter Whittingham

    His quick feet unnerved Hull's defenders at times, and a beautiful through ball should have been converted by Medel. Netted the equaliser with aplomb on the hour.

  • Gary Medel
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gary Medel

    Found himself further forward than usual one on occasion but squandered a great chance with a poor first touch in the opening half. Other than that, he was his dependable, tenacious self.

  • Bo-Kyung Kim
    0
    0
    3.00

    Bo-Kyung Kim

    Could easily have won a penalty early on but was denied. His fine work rate resulted in a number of interceptions, which will be a big asset as the season progresses.

  • Aron Einar Gunnarsson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Aron Einar Gunnarsson

    The Icelandic international was a willing runner but lacked any real cutting edge aside from a fierce blocked shot. Should have put his side ahead with a second-half header.

  • Don Cowie
    0
    0
    3.00

    Don Cowie

    Showed quick feet early on to get away from Figueroa, and put in decent crosses from the right including a fine ball for Whittingham's equaliser. Replaced late on by Mutch.

  • Fraizer Campbell
    0
    0
    2.00

    Fraizer Campbell

    Should have done better with an early chance, was booked for a needless tackle after 20 minutes, and almost saw a second yellow for a high challenge 10 minutes later. Rightly replaced after 65 minutes.

Substitutions

  • Jordon Mutch
    0
    0

    Jordon Mutch

    A late, late replacement for Cowie.

  • Rudy Gestede
    0
    0
    2.50

    Rudy Gestede

    Replaced the combustible Campbell with 25 minutes remaining, but was on the periphery of the action.

  • Nicky Maynard
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nicky Maynard

    Replaced Kim for the second half but his footwork wasn't quick enough to evade the Hull defenders.

Results
 
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