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Hull City 3-0 Burnley

Jake Livermore
Jake Livermore has now scored two goals in his last three appearances

Hull City boosted their automatic promotion hopes with a comfortable home win over an out-of-form Burnley.

Mo Diame's long-range shot, which forced a save from visiting keeper Tom Heaton, was as close as either side got in a quiet first half.

Jake Livermore scored with a composed shot after the ball came to him on the edge of the area in the 57th minute.

Top scorer Abel Hernandez hit a wonderful curling effort before Sam Clucas made it 3-0 in the last minute.

The result gave Hull their first win over Burnley since May 2008 and moved the Tigers back up to third in the Championship.

Heaton got down well to turn Diame's shot round the post for a corner and then reacted well to push Harry Maguire's header over the bar.

Burnley, who had won for the first time in seven attempts in their last game, offered little before the break - a Joey Barton shot straight at Tigers keeper Allan McGregor as close as they came.

The Tigers took a deserved lead when captain Livermore finished well after a good run and cross by Clucas.

Andre Gray, who was linked with Hull before joining Burnley for £9m in the summer, should have levelled when he mis-hit a fine chance in the area.

He was made to pay when Hernandez crashed in an unstoppable shot just minutes later.

The hosts managed the game from there on and Clucas finished well from a Robert Snodgrass cutback in the final minute.

Hull manager Steve Bruce: "That is the Championship. We play a lot of games and sometimes you are not physically where you should be.

"A marathon runner can run three races in a week, but he won't match the time in the second and third ones.

"Today we've had all week to prepare and had the freshness and the energy about us."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "I think until the first goal there wasn't much in it. After the first goal we had the best chance and we didn't take it.

"They got a second goal and after that we've had to throw caution to the wind. The second goal is a real killer. I write off the third goal because by then we were chasing the game.

"At home we look like we score every time we have a chance, but not as much away from home. We need to create more, particularly on the road."

Hull City v Burnley
Burnley had won on their last five visits to the KC Stadium before Saturday
Sam Clucas
Sam Clucas (second from right) celebrates after scoring his side's third

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 12Maguire
  • 6Davies
  • 26Robertson
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 14LivermoreSubstituted forHaydenat 89'minutes
  • 7Meyler
  • 11Clucas
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forHuddlestoneat 83'minutes
  • 9HernándezSubstituted forSnodgrassat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Huddlestone
  • 10Snodgrass
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 19Akpom
  • 20Hayden
  • 25Diomande

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21BoydSubstituted forTaylorat 76'minutes
  • 8Marney
  • 13Barton
  • 37ArfieldSubstituted forKightlyat 68'minutes
  • 9Vokes
  • 7GraySubstituted forHenningsat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Kightly
  • 14Jones
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 27Darikwa
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg
Attendance:
21,842

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 3, Burnley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 3, Burnley 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 3, Burnley 0. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Harry Maguire (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Isaac Hayden replaces Jake Livermore.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Robert Snodgrass replaces Abel Hernández.

  11. Post update

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Tom Huddlestone replaces Mohamed Diamé.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rouwen Hennings (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Taylor following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Keane (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Taylor with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Mee (Burnley) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Joey Barton.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

  19. Post update

    Rouwen Hennings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.