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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:

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Bruce on Hull v Brentford

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Hull City 2, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Brentford 0.

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

Foul by Yoann Barbet (Brentford).

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Hull City).

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

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.

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.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alex Bruce.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

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

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).

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

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.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Ryan Taylor replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Sergi Canos.

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

Foul by Akaki Gogia (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Chuba Akpom replaces Adama Diomande.

Booking

Jack O'Connell (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Brentford).

Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Brentford).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jack O'Connell replaces Jake Bidwell because of an injury.

Delay in match Jake Bidwell (Brentford) because of an injury.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Shaun Maloney replaces Andrew Robertson.

Foul by Adama Diomande (Hull City).

Yoann Barbet (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.

Booking

Ryan Woods (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Hull City. Harry Maguire tries a through ball, but Adama Diomande is caught offside.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

Attempt blocked. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Clucas with a cross.

goal

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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