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Summary

  1. Derby go top with 10th win in 13 games
  2. Butterfield's first-half brace secures victory
  3. Hull lose for first time at home this season

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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FT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Paul Clement
Empics

And that is that from the KC Stadium tonight.

Derby fans will look forward to a weekend to feel good about themselves. Hull will rue a missed opportunity. 

You can read Phil Cartwright's match report here.

Can Brighton leapfrog them both with a win tomorrow? Join our live coverage of Charlton v Ipswich from lunchtime as the Championship weekend continues.

Thanks for being with us tonight.

FT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Full time. Hull 0-2 Derby. The Championship table doesn't make for bad reading either...#dcfcfans

Full time. Hull 0-2 Derby. The Championship table doesn't make for bad reading either...#dcfcfans

FT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Derby goalkeeper Scott Carson tells Sky Sports: "It was important to put in a strong performance and for people to see what we had to offer on television tonight.

"I'm delighted to keep another clean sheet, I think that's nine now and it's great for the season ahead."

FT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Derby full-back and man of the match Stephen Warnock tells Sky Sports: "We've given a very good account of ourselves tonight. We had a slow start, but slowly grew into the game and had two cracking goals from Jacob Butterfield.

"We'll enjoy tonight and a couple of days off, but we're looking forward to the next game."

FT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Professional performance throughout from Derby. Reaction to come shortly.

FULL-TIME

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Jacob Butterfield
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Derby are top of the league and it's Jacob Butterfield who has put them there.

Hull have blown their chance to go to the summit themselves.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Three minutes added time in fact.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Absolute dying stages here. Not sure Steve Bruce will want too much added time to be fair.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

The crowd has already thinned out in the closing stages here. Hull blaze a half-chance over the bar as Sam Clucas and Sone Aluko get in each other's way at the back post from a corner.

CLOSE!

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Derby almost put the cherry on top as Tom Ince picks the ball up on the half-volley on the edge of the area.

Allan McGregor didn't move and the ball must have been a lick of paint wide of the post.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Robert Snodgrass
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So no fairytale return for Robert Snodgrass, who's going to have to wait a little longer to make his comeback after 15 months out injured.

It's going to need something out of a fairytale for Hull to get anything from this match.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Another change for Derby as Johnny Russell comes on for Andreas Weimann in midfield.

Isaac Hayden replaces Mohamed Diame for Hull.

10 minutes left

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Into the closing stages at the KC. Hull need a miracle here.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Very little threat to Derby at the moment with the visiting supporters getting the "ole's" out as they keep possession with ease.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Change in personnel and in shape for Hull as they throw one of the last remaining die in their pockets at this one.

Jake Livermore moves back to centre-back.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Double change for Hull as Sone Aluko and Chuba Akpom come on for Curtis Davies and Moses Odubajo.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Another questionable corner kick decision goes against Hull as Moses Odubajo tries to get a cross in.

It's clearly come off Andreas Weimann, but not according to the linesman who gives a goal kick!

Moses Odubajo
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Shaun Maloney shows more trickery in and around Derby's box, but he runs out of space in the end under pressure from Jeff Hendrick.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Lots of love for Derby's dynamic midfield duo this evening from the BBC Radio Derby team...

An absolutely brilliant display from Jacob Butterfield. Two great goals, moved the ball quickly and caused Hull all sorts of problems in the first half.

Craig RamageFormer Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby

George Thorne is prowling and patrolling the edge of Derby's box like . . . well, a tiger. #dcfcfans #bbcfootball

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Might be stating the obvious, but Hull need a goal here.

The crowd are getting very tetchy with them and someone needs to provide a bit of magic for them.

SUBSTITUTION

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Jacob Butterfield
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Off comes Derby's two-goal hero Jacob Butterfield to be replaced by Craig Bryson.

A standing ovation for the midfielder after his two show-stopping strikes in the first half.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

More surging running stuff into the box from Cyrus Christie for Derby.

He tries to cut a ball back across for either Chris Martin or Andreas Weimann to finish but Allan McGregor's leg stops it from reaching its target for an easy third.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Shaun Maloney in again for Hull and Scott Carson denies him with another fine save.

But, unbelievably the referee gives a goal kick!

Never in a million years and Scott Carson knew it as a camera catches him cracking a cheeky grin as he knows he's got away with one.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Some long and hopeful balls forward now from Hull. Abel Hernandez looking a tad frustrated.

Jacob Butterfield, Thomas Ince and Chris Martin all hover on the edge of the area for Derby, but can't combine for a third.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

One little pass opens things up and Maloney should have done much better from the position that he was in.

Peter SwanFormer Hull striker on BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Big chance for Hull and Shaun Maloney.

Edge of the area on his right foot after combining with Abel Hernandez, he sees his shot squirm just wide of Scott Carson's goal. Should've done better.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Referee gets in Hull's way now as they continue to get frustrated.

Jake Livermore tries to wriggle into space, but his shot from distance is charged down. Moses Odubajo watches the ball skip out of play past him on the right. Steve Bruce looks skyward on the touchline.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Hull finding little joy as Derby continue to do a very professional job of strangling this game.

Jacob Butterfield links up with Tom Ince - takes a speculative shot for his hat-trick, but it's deflected behind for a corner.

Comes to nothing.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Oh dear. That's schoolboy.

A foul throw has been given against Hull as Sam Clucas fumbles the ball in his hands and it falls in front of him.

Not been Hull's night so far.

Steve Bruce
PA

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Great tracking back from Andreas Weimann for Derby. He chases Moses Odubajo all the way to the byline down the right and Hull have to settle for a corner.

Derby eventually clear and there was more than a suggestion of a handball as well from Ahmed Elmohamady as the ball came in.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Richard Keogh almost slices one into his own net for Derby, but the ball doesn't go in or even find a Hull player as once again Moses Odubajo finds room down the right.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Hull on the front foot from the word go. Jake Livermore gets penalised for a high boot as he picks up Odubajo's cross from the right.

KICK-OFF

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Off we go again and Hull kick off the second half of this one.

HT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Second half on its way very shortly.

Eye of the Tiger by Survivor blares out on the KC Stadium PA and they're doing that thing with the floodlights again.

Didn't seem to work in the first half from Hull, so not sure what they're thinking really...

HT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Here's the man of the moment - Jacob Butterfield.

Two tremendous finishes in that first half have set Paul Clement's side well and truly on their way.

Can they put in a repeat 45 minutes or do Hull have a Plan B up their sleeve?

Jacob Butterfield
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HT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Steve Bruce tactically got it wrong. We don't often say that. But from the start the team looked unsettled and players looked uncomfortable. Credit to Derby, they've shown what a good football team they are and Hull are struggling to match them.

Peter SwanFormer Hull striker on BBC Radio Humberside

Derby's possession play has been superb at times. What wins football matches is taking your chances. They didn't do it at the start, but they took the next two.

Craig RamageFormer Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby

Saturday's fixtures

Saturday fixtures
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Tonight's game is the start of another busy weekend in the Championship.

We'll have live text commentary of tomorrow's early kick-off at The Valley between Charlton and Ipswich.

Monday's game between Bolton and Brentford rounds off the weekend's Championship fixtures.

HALF-TIME

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That's it for an entertaining first 45 minutes at the KC.

Two quality finishes from Jacob Butterfield are the difference and Derby are heading to the top of the table as things stand.

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Scott Carson
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Chance for Hull in stoppage time - ball flies across the Derby six-yard box from the left but both Stephen Warnock and Scott Carson get it clear before a home shirt can get a finish in.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Steve Bruce
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Half-time approaching and plenty for Steve Bruce to think about for his team talk.

Can Hull drag one back before the break?