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Hull City 3-0 Ipswich Town

Alex Bruce
Alex Bruce scored three times in 127 appearances for Ipswich Town

Alex Bruce scored against his former club as Hull moved into the play-off places with a convincing victory over Ipswich at the KC Stadium.

First-half substitute Bruce stayed in the box after a corner and glanced in Sam Clucas's whipped cross from the left at the back post.

Chuba Akpom doubled the hosts' lead, tapping in Moses Odubajo's cross.

And David Meyler rounded off the win in the second half with a excellent volley from outside the box.

Abel Hernandez and Clucas both missed good opportunities to give Hull the lead as Ahmed Elmohamady produced a number of excellent crosses from the right.

Chuba Akpom
Chuba Akpom scored his first league goal for Hull since netting on the first day of the season against Huddersfield

After Curtis Davies hobbled off 17 minutes into the match, Bruce netted his first goal in 76 games for the Tigers.

With Ipswich pressing for a quick response, Jonathan Parr lost possession to Odubajo, whose clever one-two with Hernandez allowed him to create an easy chance for Akpom to convert.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy brought on Freddie Sears and Ainsley Maitland-Niles for the second half but it was Hull who struck again as Meyler scored his first goal in the league this season.

The away side managed just two shots on target as their winless run in the league stretched to five matches.

Hull manager Steve Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We were excellent. We all want to try and go quickly forward, but teams like Ipswich now have changed.

"Mick's gone and played five in midfield and one up top, that's the respect he's shown us, and it was important that we were a bit patient and when the chances came, we took them.

"In the end it's a comfortable, comfortable victory for us and easily our best performance of the season.

"We've got a lot of young lads all learning their trade a bit and with that you get up and down performances but today was a good performance."

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 21DawsonBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMaguireat 80'minutes
  • 6DaviesSubstituted forBruceat 18'minutesBooked at 25mins
  • 26Robertson
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 14Livermore
  • 7Meyler
  • 11Clucas
  • 19Akpom
  • 9HernándezSubstituted forAlukoat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bruce
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 12Maguire
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 17Diamé
  • 24Aluko

Ipswich

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 2ParrSubstituted forSearsat 45'minutes
  • 16CokeBooked at 33minsSubstituted forMaitland-Nilesat 45'minutes
  • 22Douglas
  • 17Bru
  • 9Murphy
  • 39ToureSubstituted forPitmanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Maitland-Niles
  • 11Pitman
  • 20Sears
  • 21Malarczyk
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Emmanuel
  • 33Bialkowski
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
15,942

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 3, Ipswich Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 3, Ipswich Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Douglas.

  4. Post update

    Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Harry Maguire (Hull City).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Harry Maguire replaces Michael Dawson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).

  16. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Moses Odubajo tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

  18. Post update

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman replaces Larsen Touré.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sone Aluko (Hull City).