FA Cup - Third Round
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Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Hull City

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FA Cup: Blackburn 0-1 Hull highlights

Championship side Hull City moved into round four of the FA Cup with an uneventful victory over League One Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Full-back Ola Aina, on loan from Chelsea, scored the only goal of the game, heading in Jon Toral's corner just before the hour mark.

Blackburn almost took the lead in the first half as Paul Caddis' 20-yard volley hit the top of the crossbar.

Forward Danny Graham had the chance to equalise but fired inches over.

Hull, who are 21st in the second tier, have now progressed from the third round in six of the past seven seasons.

For Tony Mowbray's Blackburn, third in League One, it was a first defeat in 18 games in all competitions.

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray:

"Our main target is to get out of this division and win league matches, so (Richie) Smallwood, probably our best player this year, wasn't even in the 18.

"Ultimately it's gone the other way but I've got no regrets on the selection of the team.

"Parts of the game I was disappointed in. The last half-hour was really good, first 10 minutes were really good. I think the worst result would have been a draw. Disappointed? Yes, but we move on now to the 21 cup finals we've got."

Hull head coach Nigel Adkins:

"We've played against a good side in Blackburn, you see them at the top of the league. Both teams obviously made a few changes.

"I thought the first half, probably for 35 minutes, we played some exquisite football. We just missed that final bit of putting the ball in the back of the net, with some of the football we played.

"In the second half, we scored a goal from a set-play. Obviously, when they put (Danny) Graham on, they were a bit more threatening, putting balls in especially from deep. But we've had to show that resilience, and block things to see out the game and the lads have gone and done that."

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 13Leutwiler
  • 16Caddis
  • 2Nyambe
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3WilliamsBooked at 30mins
  • 31Bennett
  • 28TomlinsonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forDackat 61'minutes
  • 29EvansSubstituted forTravisat 43'minutes
  • 32Conway
  • 9Samuel
  • 38NuttallSubstituted forGrahamat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Raya
  • 5Hart
  • 10Graham
  • 23Dack
  • 25Downing
  • 34Wharton
  • 35Travis

Hull

  • 12Marshall
  • 34AinaBooked at 71mins
  • 29Tomori
  • 5Hector
  • 24Clark
  • 35StewartSubstituted forMeylerat 80'minutes
  • 22Henriksen
  • 11Toral
  • 15EvandroSubstituted forIrvineat 61'minutes
  • 20Bowen
  • 14DiomandeSubstituted forCampbellat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McGregor
  • 4Irvine
  • 8Meyler
  • 9Dicko
  • 25Campbell
  • 27Clackstone
  • 32Hamilton
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
6,777

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamHull
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Hull City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Hull City 1.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Jarrod Bowen.

Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hull City).

Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Graham.

Fraizer Campbell (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Nyambe (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Markus Henriksen (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

Offside, Hull City. Jackson Irvine tries a through ball, but Jon Toral is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Ola Aina (Hull City).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. David Meyler replaces Kevin Stewart.

Attempt missed. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jackson Irvine with a headed pass.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Max Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Fraizer Campbell replaces Adama Diomande.

Fikayo Tomori (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Adama Diomande (Hull City).

Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Elliott Bennett tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.

Booking

Ola Aina (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ola Aina (Hull City).

Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Craig Conway.

Foul by Adama Diomande (Hull City).

Ryan Nyambe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Attempt saved. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jon Toral (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Graham replaces Joe Nuttall.

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