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Hull City 2-0 Brentford

Harlee Dean own goal
Harlee Dean's own goal put Hull City ahead

Hull City scored two first-half goals to ease to victory over Brentford in the Championship.

The hosts went ahead when Harry Maguire's long pass found Andrew Robertson, whose cross was turned into his own net by Harlee Dean.

Adama Diomande saw his penalty saved by David Button five minutes later after Alex Bruce was fouled by Jake Bidwell.

Mohamed Diame put away his own rebound from close range to secure the win, as Brentford rarely threatened.

The action was overshadowed by protests from the Hull supporters calling on owner Assem Allam to quit the club.

A section of supporters held up red cards and chanted for Allam to leave, with the latest unpopular move being the introduction of a membership scheme for next season.

Hull City fans protest
Hull fans hold up red cards to protest at the club's new membership scheme

Fourth-placed Hull, who now have a three-point lead over fifth-placed Derby, had the better of the opening stages and Diame curled a shot wide, while Robertson saw his 22-yard effort saved by Button and also had a shot come back off the bar.

At the other end, Marco Djuricin shot wide after a quick Brentford counter-attack.

The home side had chances for a third with substitute Chuba Akpom heading wide before firing straight at Button.

The result extended the sequence of no draws between the two sides to 17 matches, with Hull now winning nine compared to Brentford's eight.

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"The one thing that disappoints me is all the protests and red cards. At the end of the day the chairman, at the moment, is not well at all and this will not help him.

"He's put £70 million of his own money into the club. He's obviously upset and disappointed but just be careful what you wish for.

"I can't see many more people round here who will bail out Hull. When I first met him he bought the club for the community. He has built cancer hospitals.

"It's been the best five years in the history of the club and it will be remembered for the membership scheme and the name change."

Brentford head coach Dean Smith:

"We played three games in March and eight in April. The Premier League and FA Cup seem to take precedence over the Championship now.

"We were organised behind the ball and made it difficult for them. We got caught out by a big diagonal ball and Harlee has put it in his own net.

"It was very difficult to get back in the game after then. The second goal just on half-time made it too much of a mountain to climb in the second half.

"I've got some bodies at home who are feeling a bit tired. It's too many games in too short a period."

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 16Jakupovic
  • 2Odubajo
  • 12Maguire
  • 4Bruce
  • 26RobertsonSubstituted forMaloneyat 68'minutes
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 14Livermore
  • 20Hayden
  • 11Clucas
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forTaylorat 83'minutes
  • 25DiomandeSubstituted forAkpomat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McGregor
  • 5Taylor
  • 6Davies
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 10Snodgrass
  • 15Maloney
  • 19Akpom

Brentford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Button
  • 36Clarke
  • 6Dean
  • 29Barbet
  • 3BidwellSubstituted forO'Connellat 72'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 12McCormack
  • 28Yennaris
  • 15WoodsBooked at 65mins
  • 19SwiftSubstituted forGogiaat 61'minutes
  • 47CanosSubstituted forSaundersat 80'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8Djuricin

Substitutes

  • 2Colin
  • 7Saunders
  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 22O'Connell
  • 24Gogia
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
15,225

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 2, Brentford 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Brentford 0.

  3. Post update

    Isaac Hayden (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Yoann Barbet (Brentford).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Taylor (Hull City).

  6. Post update

    Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Saunders (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Button.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eldin Jakupovic.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alex Bruce.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marco Djuricin (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

  11. Booking

    Sam Saunders (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Sam Clucas (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).

  16. Post update

    Akaki Gogia (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Ryan Taylor replaces Mohamed Diamé.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Sergi Canos.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 26th April 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley442415568353387
2Middlesbrough44269960283287
3Brighton442415570403087
4Hull4423111064333180
5Derby442114965412477
6Sheff Wed441817962431971
7Cardiff441716115547867
8Ipswich441615134949063
9Birmingham441613155046461
10Brentford44178196466-259
11Preston441416144243-158
12Leeds441416144855-758
13QPR441318135353057
14Wolves441315165056-654
15Reading441313185054-452
16Huddersfield441312195861-351
17Nottm Forest441215174045-551
18Blackburn441116174245-349
19Rotherham441310215265-1349
20Bristol City441213195070-2049
21Fulham441115186576-1148
22MK Dons44912233664-2839
23Charlton44813233876-3837
24Bolton44415254080-4027
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