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Hull4Bristol City0

Hull City 4-0 Bristol City

Curtis Davies (right) celebrates his first-half goal against Bristol City
Curtis Davies' only other goal this season came in a 2-0 win over Preston in August

Hull City ended a five-game winless run and moved to within seven points of Championship leaders Burnley with a routine win over Bristol City.

Curtis Davies turned in the opener from a corner and Robert Snodgrass made it 2-0 by heading home a Sone Aluko cross.

Mohamed Diame's long-range effort into the bottom corner and Aluko's strike sealed the win against the relegation-threatened Robins after the break.

Hull remain fourth, but are just three points behind third-placed Brighton.

The Tigers also have a game in hand on Burnley and Albion - who earlier drew a thrilling match against the Clarets at the Amex Stadium.

Bristol City, who remain six points clear of the relegation zone following Fulham's win over Milton Keynes, created several chances, but never looked like earning a fifth win in six away games.

Tigers keeper Allan McGregor made a couple of decent saves, Jonathan Kodjia had an effort ruled out for offside and substitute Luke Freeman hit the post late on.

But Hull, who have let in just six goals in 2016, the lowest tally of any Championship club, eased to victory.

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

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Bruce on Hull City v Bristol City

"Look there's been nothing really wrong with the performances.

"We've had more attempts, more shots, more crosses, more final-third entries than any other club in the division.

"However, the one statistic which is the stand out one is that we haven't been able to score for whatever reason and that's been frustrating.

"Once we scored then there was a calmness about us which was good to see."

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson:

"I thought we were still in the game at 1-0, we looked slick on the break but inevitably we didn't get too many breaks in the game and unfortunately their quality was too much for us.

"The Championship is relentless and the games keep coming thick and fast so we just have to pick the boys up because we have a massive game on Tuesday and it almost becomes a cup final for us.

"Rotherham are in good form and (we were in) good form before today, it's two outstanding runs. It almost becomes one of those mini six-pointers.

Robert Snodgrass heads Hull City's second goal against Bristol City
Robert Snodgrass was the standout player before the break and has now scored three goals this season

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 21Dawson
  • 6Davies
  • 26Robertson
  • 10SnodgrassSubstituted forElmohamadyat 76'minutes
  • 14Livermore
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 11Clucas
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forMaloneyat 78'minutes
  • 24AlukoSubstituted forHernándezat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bruce
  • 7Meyler
  • 9Hernández
  • 12Maguire
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 27Elmohamady

Bristol City

  • 12O'Donnell
  • 26Matthews
  • 4Flint
  • 17BakerSubstituted forPearceat 45'minutesBooked at 49mins
  • 13Golbourne
  • 21Pack
  • 23Bryan
  • 9Tomlin
  • 14ReidSubstituted forWilbrahamat 72'minutes
  • 27OdemwingieSubstituted forFreemanat 65'minutes
  • 22Kodjia

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 7Smith
  • 10Agard
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 15Freeman
  • 16Pearce
  • 18Wilbraham
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
16,521

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home22
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 4, Bristol City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 4, Bristol City 0.

Attempt blocked. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Clucas.

Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City).

Offside, Bristol City. Marlon Pack tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross.

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Abel Hernández replaces Sone Aluko.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 4, Bristol City 0. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Clucas with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Shaun Maloney replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Robertson.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Kodjia.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Bobby Reid.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 3, Bristol City 0. Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Clucas.

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).

Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Kodjia.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Curtis Davies (Hull City) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Luke Freeman replaces Peter Odemwingie.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

Moses Odubajo (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Peter Odemwingie (Bristol City).

Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Bristol City).

Offside, Hull City. Tom Huddlestone tries a through ball, but Robert Snodgrass is caught offside.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mohamed Diamé.

Offside, Bristol City. Lee Tomlin tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley392113563333076
2Middlesbrough38227951252673
3Brighton391915554371772
4Hull38209954233169
5Sheff Wed391714857362165
6Derby391713952371564
7Cardiff39161495142962
8Ipswich391611124644259
9Birmingham381511124237556
10Preston391414113836256
11QPR391215124946351
12Wolves391213144651-549
13Reading381212144343048
14Leeds381114133847-947
15Blackburn391113153838046
16Nottm Forest391113153439-546
17Brentford38137185159-846
18Huddersfield39129185254-245
19Bristol City391110184062-2243
20Rotherham39126214663-1742
21Fulham39914165965-641
22MK Dons39910203353-2037
23Charlton39811203670-3435
24Bolton39414213669-3326
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