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Summary

  1. Full match commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra
  2. Hull second from bottom, five points from safety
  3. Tigers will stay in the bottom three even if they win
  4. Swansea start 16th, five points above the bottom three

Live Reporting

By Ellie Thomason

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

Hull City 2-1 Swansea

That's your lot from me.

You can read the report here , or head over to our main Premier League live for reaction from the KCOM Stadium and the rest of today's games.

Cheerio. 

FULL-TIME

Hull City 2-1 Swansea

It was a nervy finish, but Hull City hang on for three points against fellow Premier League strugglers Swansea City. Two goals in nine minutes from substitute Oumar Niasse reduces the gap between the two to just three points.

Hull City manager Marco Silv
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Mawson pulls one back in injury time

Hull City 2-1 Swansea

That just made those four added minutes a little longer for Hull City. Alfie Mawson heads home from a free-kick to ensure a nervy finish here at the KCOM.

Mawson celebrates
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GOAL - Hull City 2-1 Swansea

Alfie Mawson (Swansea City)

Hull City 2-0 Swansea

The fourth official indicates there will be four minutes added on.

CHANCE!

Hull City 2-0 Swansea

Oumar Niasse fancies a hat-trick here. He links up well with Kamil Grosicki but fires his shot inches wide of Lucasz Fabianski's post. 

Hull City 2-0 Swansea

Niasse celebrates
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Look at that. Scenes at the KCOM!

Substitute Niasse scores his second

Hull City 2-0 Swansea

He's done it again! It's a great finish from Oumar Niasse. The cross comes in and he takes a touch with his right foot before smashing it past Lucasz Fabianski.

Super sub!

Oumar Niasse
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GOAL - Hull City 2-0 Swansea

Oumar Niasse (Hull City)

SUBSTITUTION

Hull City 1-0 Swansea

Lazar Markovic is replaced by Ahmed Elmohamady as we head into the final 15 minutes. 

Substitute Niasse gives Hull the lead

Hull City 1-0 Swansea

WE HAVE A GOAL! Remember the stat I mentioned about all the goals in this previous fixture coming in the final 20 minutes? Oumar Niasse puts Hull ahead on the 69th minute. He's played through by Abel Hernandez - it's tight, but he's onside. Cool as you like under pressure, he fires it past Lucasz Fabianski.

That's a huge goal at the bottom of the Premier League.

Niasse scores
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GOAL - Hull City 1-0 Swansea

Oumar Niasse (Hull City)

SUBSTITUTION

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Marco Silva is taking no more chances on Alfred N'Diaye after he came dangerously close to a red card. Oumar Niasse is the man to replace him. 

CHANCE!

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Alfred N'Diaye escapes a second yellow to the dismay of several Swansea players. Gylfi Sigurdsson was poised to burst into the box before N'Diaye clattered him from behind to concede the free-kick.

Sigurdsson takes the free-kick, which Eldin Jakupovic takes no chances with. The Hull keeper punches the ball behind for a corner.

Gylfi Sigurdsson reacts
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CHANCE!

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

This time it's Paul Clement waving his arms in frustration. Eldin Jakupovic makes a decent save but the ball falls perfectly in the path of Wayne Routledge, who somehow fires his shot well over the bar from 10 yards.

He should have done better and he knows it.

Routledge shoots
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Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Kamil Grosicki won't want to see that again. He stands over the free-kick in a decent position but absolutely scuffs it way beyond the box and straight out for a goal kick. Marco Silva drops his arms in disappointment at another missed opportunity.   

Kamil Grosicki has a shot at goal
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CHANCE!

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Lazar Markovic ensures Hull start the second half brightly as he whips in a tasty ball for Tom Huddlestone. His powerful effort is on target and forces the save from Lucasz Fabianski.


          Hull City"s Lazar Markovic in action with Swansea City"s Alfie Mawson
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KICK-OFF

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Tom Carroll gets the second half up and running at the KCOM Stadium.

Llorente's wait continues

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Fernando Llorente hasn't scored in three successive league appearances since 25 January 2014 for Juventus in Serie A. Swansea's top scorer was forced off with an injury in the first half.

Llorente
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HALF-TIME

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Just the three shots on target in the first half, but it's goalless as the players head down the tunnel.

YELLOW CARD

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Alfred N'Diaye and Martin Olsson both get a yellow for their handbags at the end of the first half. N'Diaye didn't like a clumsy challenge from Olsson, who's on the receiving end of a push in the chest. The referee didn't see it as any more than that.

Yellow cards
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SUBSTITUTION

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

It's not been a great half for Swansea. First Angel Rangel was forced off, now top scorer Fernando Llorente makes way after that challenge with Tom Huddlestone. Jordan Ayew replaces him as the fourth official signals we'll have four minutes added on at the end of the first half. 

Llorente is injured
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Llorente looks dejected as he is subbed off
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Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Marco Silva is scribbling notes into his pad as we approach half-time. He'll be encouraged by what he's seen so far.

Marco Silva
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GREAT SAVE

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Lucasz Fabianski puts his body on the line and makes a brave save to deny a dangerous cross heading for Abel Hernandez. He's clattered in the process and has to receive treatment.

He soldiers on and gets ready for the incoming corner. Paul Clement will be one relieved man.

Hull v Swansea
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Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Kamil Grosicki finds space down the left hand side and he puts the ball on his favoured right foot. He pulls the shot off, but it's well wide of the far post.

Kamil Grosicki
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Hull City 0-0 Swansea

35 minutes played and as this average position graphic suggests, it's Hull who are pressing higher up the pitch.

No clear cut chances yet for the hosts, though.

Average position
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SUBSTITUTION

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

This is worrying for Swansea as they're forced to make a change.

Angel Rangel gets his studs stuck in the turf as he tries to make a challenge on Kamil Grosicki and is in some discomfort. Jordi Amat is the man to replace him.

Angel Rangel receives medical attention
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Hull City 0-0 Swansea

29 minutes played and Hull City have their first corner. Kamil Grosicki produces a good delivery that nearly creeps in at the near post. Lucasz Fabianski flaps at his first attempt, but eventually gathers the ball to the disappointment of the home fans.

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Abel Hernandez wins a free-kick in a dangerous area for Hull. Federico Fernandez tussles with the striker on the edge of the D, and eventually brings him down.

Sam Clucas steps over the ball, but it's a wasted opportunity as his effort hits Fernando Llorente and comes to nothing.

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

That early Wayne Routledge chance remains the best effort so far. How big will that save from Eldin Jakupovic prove? 


          Andrew Robertson vies with Swansea City"s Wayne Routledge
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Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Swansea are starting to pile on the pressure. Gylfi Sigurdsson spots Tom Carroll who makes a decent run down the left flank. Carroll feeds it in to Wayne Routledge but Andrew Robertson nips in front of him to put the ball out for a throw.

Chance

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"SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT" yell the Hull fans, who know Tom Huddlestone can produce the goods from distance.

The midfielder finds some space and gets decent power behind it, but it's not enough to trouble Lukasz Fabianski.

Swansea break from the goal-kick but Llorente is offside. He shakes his head at the linesman, but it's the correct decision. 

Hull v Swansea
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Good save

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Gylfi Sigurdsson finds Wayne Routledge, who is just about onside in the box. His shot is weak and Eldin Jakupovic gets down low to produce the save.

The resulting corner is a dangerous one, but Tom Huddlestone is on hand to head away any danger.

Swansea City"s Wayne Routledge has a shot at goal
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Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Swansea win the first corner of the match. Gylfi Sigurdsson whips it in, but it's not enough to beat Eldin Jakupovic.

The Hull keeper spills his first attempt as he tries to punch it clear, but he eventually collects the ball under pressure.

KICK-OFF

Hull City 0-0 Swansea

Handshakes. Check.

Huddles. Check.

Toss. Check.

Hull City get us up and running at the KCOM.

If you fancy, there's live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra too.

'I am waiting for you in the penalty box'

Hull City v Swansea (15:00 GMT)

There's nothing like a bit of friendly banter first thing on a Saturday morning. Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski tweeted Poland team-mate Kamil Grosicki, saying he will be waiting for the Hull City newbie in the penalty box.

Game on. 

@GrosickiKamil Czekam na Ciebie w polu karnym! 😉

@GrosickiKamil Czekam na Ciebie w polu karnym! 😉

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Third time lucky for Swansea?

Hull City v Swansea (15:00 GMT)

Hull have beaten Swansea twice already this season, winning both games by 2-0 (in the Premier League and FA Cup).

The Tigers will be glad to have Abel Hernandez back in their starting XI - He's scored in both games. 

We might be in for a wait for the first goal, mind. All four goals Hull have scored against the Swans this season have come in the final 15 minutes.

Abel Hernandez
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'Where was Llorente under Bradley?

Hull City v Swansea (15:00 GMT)

Mark Lawrenson

BBC football expert on Football Focus

Where was Fernando Llorente when Bob Bradley was Swansea manager?

Paul Clement has gone in and said 'my goodness, I have a centre forward who can score'.

Remember his first goal last week against Burnley? It came from the cross of the season.

'Defeat for Hull could cause potentially irreversible damage'

Hull City v Swansea (15:00 GMT)

Alistair Mann

MOTD commentator

Since getting new managers just days apart in early January, these two sides have made the encouraging improvements those appointments were designed to provoke.

That said, while Paul Clement has steered Swansea some five points clear of the drop zone, Marco Silva's Hull still remain embedded within it.

The Tigers still have  to face  the four sides immediately around them in the table, three of which - perhaps crucially - are at home, beginning with the visit of the Swans.

Having taken seven of his eight points so far at the KCOM Stadium, Silva will be acutely aware of the potentially irreversible damage a defeat this weekend would inflict.

Paul Clement
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