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Hull City 2-0 Cardiff City

Abel Hernandez
Hernandez scored his 13th goal of the season for Hull

Hull City moved up to second in the Championship with a routine win over Cardiff City at the KC Stadium.

Abel Hernandez put the home side in the lead from the penalty spot after Harry Maguire was fouled by Lee Peltier.

Sam Clucas did well to convert Mohamed Diame's cross on the volley for Hull's second in the second half.

Both Hernandez and Clucas had further chances, but the win takes Hull past Derby into second, five points behind Middlesbrough.

The defeat will put more pressure on Cardiff manager Russell Slade, who was reportedly close to the sack after the weekend's FA Cup exit by League One strugglers Shrewsbury.

The result rarely looked in doubt, especially after Anthony Pilkington clipped over Cardiff's best chance midway through the first half.

Five minutes before half-time, Peltier wrestled man of the match Maguire to the ground from a corner, and Hernandez blasted the penalty beyond David Marshall's reach.

But manager Steve Bruce was not impressed with his player's reaction.

He said: "I think 10 people had come over from Uruguay. Abel jumped into the crowd, and picked a yellow card, which was a bit silly, to say the least."

Clucas added Hull's second, doing well to control a low volley from Diame's cross.

Marshall was kept busy, twice denying Clucas a chance to get his second, as Hull secured their 10th home win of the season.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce:

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Bruce on Hull City v Cardiff City

"It was comfortable. On another night, it could have been three or four.

"We've been fantastic at home, with one defeat in the last 18. We've got another home game at the weekend - can we put more pressure at the top of the table?

"We're not that clinical, though, which is disappointing. It's our Achilles heel. We can't keep creating five, six or seven opportunities and only take one or two."

Cardiff manager Russell Slade:

"We know what we've got to do. It's time to roll our sleeves up and get it done. Of course I am [confident of getting into the play-offs]. I believe in what I'm doing.

"I've done 750 games with a win ratio of around 39% so it doesn't mean I'm a mug. It means I'm capable and I still feel I'm capable of getting this team in the top six."

On reports he may get the sack: "I don't know where all that kind of information comes from or what sources that is. As far as I'm concerned, the dialogue with the chairman and chief executive is very good and we're all wanting the same thing."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 12Maguire
  • 6Davies
  • 26Robertson
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 14LivermoreSubstituted forHaydenat 75'minutes
  • 7Meyler
  • 11Clucas
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forAlukoat 82'minutes
  • 9HernándezBooked at 41minsSubstituted forHuddlestoneat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Taylor
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 10Snodgrass
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 19Akpom
  • 20Hayden
  • 24Aluko

Cardiff

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Peltier
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 16Connolly
  • 28Malone
  • 11Noone
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 8Ralls
  • 13Pilkington
  • 33WattSubstituted forMachedaat 82'minutes
  • 10MasonSubstituted forAmeobiat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3da Silva
  • 7Whittingham
  • 14Macheda
  • 19Revell
  • 21Moore
  • 22O'Keefe
  • 38Ameobi
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
15,549

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 2, Cardiff City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Cardiff City 0.

Attempt saved. David Meyler (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Aron Gunnarsson.

Attempt saved. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Federico Macheda (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aron Gunnarsson.

Foul by Isaac Hayden (Hull City).

Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Isaac Hayden (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Andrew Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Sone Aluko replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Federico Macheda replaces Tony Watt.

Foul by Sam Clucas (Hull City).

Craig Noone (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt blocked. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

Foul by Isaac Hayden (Hull City).

Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Cardiff City. Craig Noone tries a through ball, but Sammy Ameobi is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Isaac Hayden replaces Jake Livermore.

Foul by Curtis Davies (Hull City).

Tony Watt (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Clucas (Hull City).

Lee Peltier (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Tom Huddlestone replaces Abel Hernández.

Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abel Hernández.

Offside, Hull City. Jake Livermore tries a through ball, but Mohamed Diamé is caught offside.

Hand ball by Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff City).

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Sammy Ameobi replaces Joe Mason.

Foul by Curtis Davies (Hull City).

Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mohamed Diamé.

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

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aron Gunnarsson with a headed pass.

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

Tony Watt (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 13th January 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough25174437122555
2Hull26155638182050
3Derby261310338182049
4Burnley26129539231645
5Ipswich2612863631544
6Brighton26111143127444
7Sheff Wed2611963930942
8Birmingham2611783128340
9Cardiff2691073028237
10Wolves2610793534137
11Brentford26106103736136
12Reading2697103129234
13Preston2681082323034
14Nottm Forest2671182625132
15Leeds2671182730-332
16Huddersfield2687113536-131
17QPR2671093134-331
18Blackburn2561182322129
19Fulham2669114246-427
20Rotherham2673163244-1224
21MK Dons2665152138-1723
22Bristol City2649132346-2321
23Charlton2648142147-2620
24Bolton26211132142-2117
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