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Hull City 0-3 Newcastle United

By Phil DawkesBBC Sport
Sammy Ameobi (right) is congratulated after scoring for Newcastle
Sammy Ameobi's goal was his second of the season for Newcastle
  • Newcastle's first win since Pardew's departure
  • United's first clean sheet in 11 matches
  • Hull lose four in a row for second time this season
  • Hull have not scored in 11 of last 15 games

John Carver claimed victory in his first game since being confirmed as Newcastle head coach as Hull's losing run continued.

Remy Cabella's 20-yard strike gave Newcastle the lead at the KC Stadium before Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady had a goal ruled out for a clear handball.

Sammy Ameobi's long-range goal gave the away side a firm grip on the game.

Carver's team sealed the win with 12 minutes to go courtesy of a deflected finish from substitute Yoan Gouffran.

Mistakes cost Tigers - Steve Bruce

In this fixture last season, then-Newcastle boss Alan Pardew head-butted Hull midfielder David Meyler in the 4-1 away win.

Pardew's recent departure to Crystal Palace took the off-field heat out of the contest and focused attention on the pitch, where the away side were again vastly superior.

Newcastle are now 11 points above their opponents, who remain in the bottom three and were once again toothless in attack despite the return of Abel Hernandez and Nikica Jelavic.

Manager Steve Bruce revealed before the game that Hull had agreed a fee for Lokomotiv Moscow's Senegalese striker Dame N'Doye and his arrival cannot come soon enough.

Newcastle struggled for the first quarter of the game but Hull's continued inability to turn chances into goals meant the home side quickly lost their initial positivity.

Newcastle capitalised on this either side of half-time as Cabella created room for himself and fired in from outside the box for his first Newcastle goal in the 40th minute before Ameobi drove home from even further out soon after the break.

Tigers tamed by Newcastle again
The three goals represent the first time Newcastle have scored such a tally or more in a Premier League away game since winning 4-1 at Hull in March 2014.

In between the two away goals, Hull did have the ball in the net but it came courtesy of the hand of Elmohamady, whose attempts to recreate Diego Maradona's Hand of God failed to convince the officials.

Hull battled for a way into the game and came close when Fabricio Coloccini almost sliced a clearance into his own net and Jelavic failed to steer Gaston Ramirez's saved shot into an empty net.

But their fate was sealed when Gouffran was given acres of space to fire a shot that deflected off Elmohamady, over the unfortunate Allan McGregor and into the net.

Carver praises 'excellent' Newcastle

Hull manager Steve Bruce: "For 30 minutes there wasn't much in it but after that it was a succession of errors. It was an awful sight when you are not getting enough to go rescue something. We need to make sure that never happens again.

"We had umpteen chances at goal and we needed to take one of them and then we conceded a terrible goal. But then you need fight and determination to avoid one of those embarrassing afternoons, which if we are honest is what it became.

"We need to roll our sleeves up and show what we are about. If we do that we will be OK. But if we don't then we will be in trouble."

Newcastle head coach John Carver: "I thought it was an excellent game from our point of view. We had a good game plan.

"Remy Cabella produced what I asked him to produce before the game - a wonderful strike. He had the composure in the right area. We have been concerned about his end product but he is now starting to produce.

"There was a bit of pressure on but it is my job to control that. I can take the pressure but I want the players to express themselves and I think they did that today."

Remy Cabella opens the scoring
Remy Cabella scored his first Newcastle goal to give them the lead at Hull
Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull City punches the ball into the Newcastle net
Ahmed Elmohamady's handball effort was ruled out
Sammy Ameobi shoots to score for Newcastle
Sammy Ameobi's second goal of the season doubled Newcastle's lead five minutes after half-time
John Carver
John Carver had drawn one and lost three during his caretaker spell as Newcastle boss

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 27El MohamadyBooked at 45mins
  • 21Dawson
  • 6Davies
  • 26RobertsonBooked at 64minsSubstituted forBradyat 71'minutes
  • 7MeylerBooked at 25minsSubstituted forAlukoat 56'minutes
  • 14LivermoreBooked at 89mins
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 25Ramírez
  • 9HernándezSubstituted forInceat 67'minutes
  • 18Jelavic

Substitutes

  • 4Bruce
  • 11Brady
  • 15McShane
  • 22Harper
  • 23Ince
  • 24Aluko
  • 29Quinn

Newcastle

  • 1Krul
  • 22Janmaat
  • 6Williamson
  • 2Coloccini
  • 19Haidara
  • 8AnitaBooked at 29mins
  • 14Colback
  • 20CabellaSubstituted forGouffranat 72'minutes
  • 7Sissoko
  • 28AmeobiSubstituted forAbeidat 90+2'minutes
  • 17PérezSubstituted forCisséat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Santon
  • 9Cissé
  • 11Gouffran
  • 25Obertan
  • 29Riviere
  • 30Abeid
  • 31Alnwick
Referee:
Phil Dowd
Attendance:
23,925

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 0, Newcastle United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Newcastle United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Mehdi Abeid replaces Sammy Ameobi.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Jake Livermore tries a through ball, but Gastón Ramírez is caught offside.

  9. Booking

    Jake Livermore (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United).

  13. Post update

    Michael Dawson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

  16. Post update

    Sone Aluko (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gastón Ramírez (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Michael Williamson.