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Summary

  1. Xherdan Shaqiri with a stunning strike on 26 minutes to put Stoke ahead
  2. Hull have conceded 17 goals in last four league games
  3. Stoke are looking for back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since March

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By Matt Davis

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Hull 0-2 Stoke

Joe Allen, Xherdan Shaqiri and Phil Bardsley are all booked after the final whistle.

Joe Allen clases with Hull City's Sam Clucas
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FULL-TIME

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Sam Clucas gets a yellow card, looks like it was for dissent. Teammate Ryan Mason got one for something similar earlier in the game

And Kevin Friend decides that is enough and blows his whistle.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Robert Snodgrass is down with an ankle injury after a collision with Lee Grant.

Hull will not want to lose a key player at this stage of the season.

He limps off but is walking very gingerly to the sidelines.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Hull are putting in plenty of crosses but noone can connect with one. Uneasy moment as Lee Grant flaps at one but Stoke clear again.

Mike Phelan looks dejected
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Hull 0-2 Stoke

Four minutes of added time.

Hull are threatening more now but they can't fashion a proper chance.

This has been comfortable for Stoke today.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Brilliant cross from Sam Clucas almost finds Abel Hernández but he can't quite get his head to it.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Five minutes of normal time remaining here. 

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri cuts into the box and wins a corner and also takes it.

But his ball in is cleared by Hull.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Hull have found the back of the net but Adama Diomande is correctly flagged offside.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

You know how I said there were a lot of empty seats....

👏🏻 | A crowd of 18,522 at the KCOM today (inc 1,712 in support of @StokeCity). Thank you all for your support #HULSTO

This is in a stadium that holds 25,000.

Not sure this performance will helps matters.

75 mins

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Lovely ball from Marko Arnautovic to pick out Joe Allen's run. It bounces up perfectly for the Welshman at the far post but his half-volley is turned around the post by David Marshall.

SUBSTITUTION

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Wilfried Bony is off. Not a great day for the striker, who is yet to rediscover his Swansea form. Mame Biram Diouf comes on.

SUBSTITUTION

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Double sub by Mike Phelan.

At least Hull are going for it as they move to a 3-5-2 formation.

Harry Maguire replaces Tom Huddlestone and Adama Diomande for Will Keane.  

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Ryan Shawcross then towers above everyone to win a header from a corner but David Marshall catches well.

Stoke are cruising here and Xherdan Shaqiri is pulling the strings.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri finds Marko Arnautovic with a wonderful crossfield pass.

The Austrian is strong and holds off Ahmed Elmohamad but his shot is well saved by David Marshall.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Abel Hernández forces a save from Lee Grant, but it is pretty straightforward for the keeper.

At least Hull are now threatening.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Joe Allen gets his eye in with a wonderfully struck shot from the edge of the area that forces a decent save by David Marshall.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Hull are starring down the barrel of a fifth consecutive defeat as Stoke are set to leapfrog them and move out of the relegation zone.

Tom Huddlestone finds Abel Hernández but he hacks his shot out of play.

Hull 0-2 Stoke

2 - Xherdan Shaqiri is the first Stoke player to score two goals from outside the box in a Premier League game. Range.

SUBSTITUTION

Hull 0-2 Stoke

Early change for Hull here, they need a reaction.

Abel Hernández comes on for David Meyler.

GOAL - Hull 0-2 Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri scores
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And boy did he fancy it.

A second of the day for Shaqiri and not a dissimilar position to his first.

He gets the ball over the wall and into the bottom right corner, beyond David Marshall.

Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates
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Hull 0-1 Stoke

Free-kick to Stoke on the edge of the area as Curtis Davies hacks down Xherdan Shaqiri.

The Switzerland midfielder fancies this.

KICK-OFF

Hull 0-1 Stoke

Back under way at the KCOM. No changes for either side at the break.

Can Hull find a way back?

Story of the half

Hull 0-1 Stoke

Only one real moment of quality in that half and that was from the left boot of Xherdan Shaqiri. His 26th-minute strike separates the sides.

Stoke have been better and Hull have Michael Dawson to thank for some crucial tackles.

Xherdan Shaqiri
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HALF-TIME

Hull 0-1 Stoke

One minute of added time in the first half.

Joe Allen finds Xherdan Shaqiri who feeds Wilfried Bony, he thinks he can open his Stoke account but Michael Dawson has other ideas with a wonderful tackle.

Shaqiri then overcooks the corner, again.  

And that's half-time.

Few boos from the home side.

possession
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Hull 0-1 Stoke

Marko Arnautovic,sporting a David Beckham-eque mohawk circa 2002, goes on a dangerous run but loses control in the box. The Austrian is looking dangerous today.  

Hull 0-1 Stoke

Another Hull corner.

It's better by Robert Snodgrass but is punched away firmly by Lee Grant.

Ryan Mason plays the ball back into the Stoke box but again Grant is all over it.

Hull 0-1 Stoke

Ryan Shawcross concedes a corner. Hull's third of the game.

Can Hull fashion anything here? No.

Hull 0-1 Stoke

Lovely run down the left wing from Sam Clucas but he can't get a decent ball into the box and Stoke clear.

They are now just passing it around midfield with ease, not much pressure from the home side.

Hull 0-1 Stoke

Each of Xherdan Shaqiri's last three Premier League goals have come from outside the box. 

It was also his first goal since the opening day of the season.

Hull 0-1 Stoke

The assist for the Xherdan Shaqiri goal was by Ryan Shawcross. I say assist, he just passed it to the midfielder who did the rest all by himself.

Hull 0-1 Stoke

Marko Arnautovic almost makes it 2-0, he controls a wonderful pass from Xherdan Shaqiri and as he sets to pull the trigger, David Marshall is quickly off his line. 

As it stands Hull have now dropped into the bottom three.  

Marko Arnautovic
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GOAL - Hull 0-1 Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri scores
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What a strike.

Shaqiri has lit up what had been a drab match.

The Switzerland midfielder lets one fly from 25 yards with his favoured left foot and finds the top corner. David Marshall had no chance there.

Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates
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Hull 0-0 Stoke

First real for Hull as Ryan Mason beast two Stoke players on the right wing and whips in a wonderful cross for Will Keane, but the former Manchester United striker heads wide.

At the other end, Michael Dawson puts in a wonderful tackle to stop Xherdan Shaqiri.

Hull 0-0 Stoke

20 minutes gone and just one shot a piece, but no real proper chances to speak off. Bit dull this.

Hull at the moment, are doing a good job keeping Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri quiet.

Hull 0-0 Stoke

Just had another look at that Ryan Shawcross 'handball' appeal.

The defender's arms are up by his chest, but tucked in, it certainly didn't look deliberate and referee Kevin Friend was not interested anway.

Hull 0-0 Stoke

Erik Pieters is down after an important tackle on David Meyler, but is soon back on his feet.

Hull then force a corner off Geoff Cameron.

First real opportunity for the Tigers. Robert Snodgrass puts the ball in, it ricochets in the box and Will Keane turns and shoots but his shot is blocked by Ryan Shawcross.

Lots of appeals for handball but that would have been harsh on the Stoke captain.

Hull 0-0 Stoke

Lovely play by Xherdan Shaqiri who chips the ball into the path of Joe Allen but the Welsh international fails to get a touch on it. Close to an opener there.

Plenty of empty seats at the KCOM.