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Hull City 0-0 Derby County

Jon Toral heads wide for Hull and against Derby
Jon Toral missed a glorious chance to put Hull ahead in the first half

Derby County stretched their unbeaten away Championship run to eight matches with a battling draw at Hull but missed the chance to go second in the table.

The Rams could have led inside a minute but David Nugent had a curling shot well saved by Allan McGregor.

Andreas Weimann also went close, but the hosts had the better opportunities.

Kamil Grosicki and Jon Toral each wasted two good chances and Nouha Dicko was also off target for the hosts, who remain in 19th after a cagey match.

Toral should have scored with a header before the interval and shot over after the break, while Grosicki shot wide and also saw his lobbed effort saved by keeper Scott Carson.

Derby drop to fourth in the table but are now within two points of second-placed Bristol City, who overtook Cardiff City following the Welsh side's defeat against Fulham.

Weimann had Derby's best chance towards the end of the first half but saw his close-range header brilliantly saved by McGregor.

Hull boss Nigel Adkins:

"We created some really good opportunities so it's disappointing that we haven't gone on to win the game.

"The second-half performance in particular was very good. We were the dominant force I thought, and we were in the ascendancy throughout much of the game.

"A big positive for me is the clean sheet. Don't forget that has come against a really good Derby team. They have been flying of late, they are on a roll, so for us to keep them at bay is a big plus.

"The supporters were great too, they really got behind the players. The atmosphere was brilliant and the fans really drove the players on.

"It's just a shame we didn't go on to get the win for them. We definitely looked the more likely team to score."

Derby manager Gary Rowett:

"It wasn't a great performance from either side but it's not always about that as far as I'm concerned. We were resilient, and we kept a good Hull side out.

"A fifth clean sheet in a row is excellent so I'm really pleased with that. We saw players putting their bodies on the line and that's what I'm after.

"Things like that are just as important as our attacking play. We didn't get the ball forward enough, and it can be difficult to pick the tempo up.

"There wasn't really enough quality out there, the attacks we created were only fleeting really.

"In the end the game fizzled out somewhat, but I'm not going to complain too much because Hull are a good side - they've picked up a lot since Nigel Adkins took over."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 29Tomori
  • 21Dawson
  • 5HectorBooked at 27mins
  • 34Aina
  • 35Stewart
  • 16LarssonBooked at 35mins
  • 11ToralSubstituted forBowenat 63'minutes
  • 4Irvine
  • 7GrosickiSubstituted forHenriksenat 90+5'minutes
  • 9DickoSubstituted forDiomandeat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Marshall
  • 14Diomande
  • 18Batty
  • 20Bowen
  • 22Henriksen
  • 24Clark
  • 27Clackstone

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 12BairdBooked at 90mins
  • 6Keogh
  • 33Davies
  • 3Forsyth
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 36LedleyBooked at 72minsSubstituted forRussellat 82'minutes
  • 19Weimann
  • 23VydraSubstituted forThorneat 65'minutes
  • 15JohnsonBooked at 11minsSubstituted forLawrenceat 57'minutes
  • 28Nugent

Substitutes

  • 7Russell
  • 9Martin
  • 10Lawrence
  • 14Wisdom
  • 17Winnall
  • 34Thorne
  • 35Mitchell
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
18,026

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 0, Derby County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Derby County 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Markus Henriksen replaces Kamil Grosicki because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

  6. Booking

    Chris Baird (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris Baird (Derby County).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adama Diomande (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Adama Diomande replaces Nouha Dicko.

  12. Post update

    Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris Baird (Derby County).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Joe Ledley.

  15. Post update

    Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andreas Weimann (Derby County).

  17. Post update

    Fikayo Tomori (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Ledley (Derby County).

  19. Post update

    Kevin Stewart (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves24174345192655
2Bristol City24138339241547
3Cardiff24145535221347
4Derby24136538211745
5Leeds24133837271042
6Sheff Utd24132939291041
7Middlesbrough2411583223938
8Aston Villa2410863224838
9Preston2491052723437
10Ipswich24113103733436
11Fulham249873331235
12Brentford2481063732534
13Nottm Forest24101133341-831
14Sheff Wed247983029130
15Norwich2486102430-630
16Millwall246992627-127
17Reading2476112932-327
18QPR246992634-827
19Hull2458113741-423
20Barnsley2457122536-1122
21Burton2455141743-2620
22Sunderland24310112842-1419
23Bolton2447132343-2019
24Birmingham2445151235-2317
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