Hull City 2-0 Millwall

Robert Koren scored one goal and made another as Hull City beat Millwall to secure a fourth consecutive win and go fourth in the Championship table.

Matt Fryatt twice went close for the hosts before the break, while at the other end Brian Howard saw a free-kick saved by Hull keeper Peter Gulacsi.

Koren set up the opening goal after the break when his cross was turned in by Millwall's Jack Smith.

And Koren's fine low volley from the edge of the box sealed the victory.

The winning margin could have been greater had the Tigers taken some of their opportunities in an open first half.

Fryatt was denied by the legs of keeper Steve Mildenhall after being put through by Liam Rosenior, Aaron Mclean could only drag a shot wide and Fryatt also had a strike ruled out for offside.

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The Lions' best chance saw Howard's curling 18-yard free-kick tipped around the post by Gulacsi.

But Hull continued to have the better of things after the break.

Mclean hit a powerful strike straight at Mildenhall before they finally went ahead.

The keeper was partly at fault for the opener when a mix-up with Shane Lowry allowed Koren to get free on the left and his drilled cross was turned into his own net by Smith.

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James Chester then wastefully headed over as Hull chased a second goal while Millwall's Darius Henderson forced a decent stop from Gulacsi and then sent a rasping strike just wide.

The visitors best chance of the game fell to Paul Robinson, but his header came back off the bar.

Hull added a game-sealing second with 10 minutes left when Fryatt nodded down a long ball from Gulacsi and Koren volleyed home his fourth goal in five games and his seventh goal of the season.

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