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Hull City 0-0 West Bromwich Albion

Victor Anichebe and Michael Dawson
West Brom striker Victor Anichebe had two penalty appeals in the opening 10 minutes
  • Sides unable to break deadlock at KC Stadium
  • Hull goalkeeper McGregor saves Dorrans penalty
  • Quinn with best chance for Hull from header
  • Result halts four successive defeats for West Brom

Hull City slipped into the bottom three of the Premier League as they were held to a goalless draw by West Brom.

The hosts were indebted to goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who saved a ninth-minute penalty by Graham Dorrans.

It was awarded after Mike Oliver ruled Jake Livermore had fouled striker Victor Anichebe as he tried to turn.

Stephen Quinn had the best chance to break the deadlock for Hull when his low header in the second half was well-saved by Ben Foster.

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The draw halted a run of four consecutive defeats for West Brom, who remain a point above the bottom three.

A game of few chances began eventfully as Anichebe appealed for a foul on the edge of the penalty area after Michael Dawson tugged his shirt.

His appeals were waved away but, moments later, he was in the thick of the action again.

Anichebe was fouled by Hull midfielder Livermore and this time referee Michael Oliver had no hesitation in awarding a penalty.

Dorrans stepped up to take the spot kick, but McGregor got both hands to his right-foot side foot as he dived down to his left.

It was the second penalty the Scotland international has saved in the Premier League this season - the first came on the opening day of the season against QPR.

And he also made sharp stops from Craig Gardner's free-kick and an injury-time drive from outside the area by substitute Silvestre Varela.

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Hull, though, had the best chance of the second half when Stephen Quinn met Livermore's ball into the area to force Foster into his first save just before the hour.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce: "When you get a point away from home, you think it's a good result. But at home it's disappointing as you really want to do well against the teams around you.

"We found it difficult and we're indebted to our keeper. It's been a difficult run we've been on, but a point today might be the one that keeps us in the division."

West Brom manager Alan Irvine: "It's good that we've stopped the run of defeats. But if we score the penalty early then everything could've been so different.

"Hull are scrapping at the moment, so we knew it would be difficult. But our players battled very hard and they can be pleased with how they performed today."

Graham Dorrans sees his penalty saved by Allan McGregor
Graham Dorrans stepped up to take a penalty for West Brom after Victor Anichebe was fouled
Allan McGregor saves a penalty from Graham Dorrans
Dorrans saw his penalty well saved by McGregor away to his left
Victor Anichebe and Tom Huddlestone
Anichebe started up front for West Brom and caused Hull's defenders some early problems
Liam Rosenior and Andrew Wisbom
The game between two sides in the bottom four saw few chances as both defences held firm
Hull City striker Nikita Jelavic
Hull substitute Nikica Jelavic shows the home side's disappointment at the final whistle

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 21Dawson
  • 5Chester
  • 2RoseniorSubstituted forBradyat 61'minutes
  • 7MeylerBooked at 56mins
  • 14Livermore
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 29QuinnSubstituted forRobertsonat 60'minutes
  • 24AlukoSubstituted forJelavicat 77'minutes
  • 9Hernández

Substitutes

  • 4Bruce
  • 6Davies
  • 11Brady
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 18Jelavic
  • 20Sagbo
  • 26Robertson

West Brom

  • 1Foster
  • 2Wisdom
  • 23McAuley
  • 6Lescott
  • 15Pocognoli
  • 21MulumbuBooked at 90mins
  • 8GardnerSubstituted forIdeyeat 80'minutes
  • 17Dorrans
  • 7Morrison
  • 29SessegnonSubstituted forVarelaat 67'minutes
  • 10AnichebeSubstituted forBerahinoat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Baird
  • 9Ideye
  • 13Myhill
  • 16Gamboa
  • 18Berahino
  • 25Dawson
  • 27Varela
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
23,279

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamWest Brom
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 0, West Bromwich Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 0, West Bromwich Albion 0.

Attempt saved. Silvestre Varela (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Saido Berahino.

Attempt blocked. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Livermore with a headed pass.

Booking

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Silvestre Varela (West Bromwich Albion).

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross.

Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Youssuf Mulumbu tries a through ball, but Brown Ideye is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Brown Ideye replaces Craig Gardner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Nikica Jelavic replaces Sone Aluko.

Foul by Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion).

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Silvestre Varela (West Bromwich Albion).

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Abel Hernández (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Robbie Brady following a set piece situation.

Foul by James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion).

Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Saido Berahino replaces Victor Anichebe.

Attempt saved. Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Silvestre Varela replaces Stéphane Sessegnon.

Offside, Hull City. Sone Aluko tries a through ball, but Robbie Brady is caught offside.

Hand ball by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

Attempt saved. Abel Hernández (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Michael Dawson (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Joleon Lescott.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Robbie Brady replaces Liam Rosenior.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Andrew Robertson replaces Stephen Quinn.

Booking

David Meyler (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Stephen Quinn (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Livermore with a cross.

Foul by Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion).

goal

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