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Live Reporting

Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That is that from us this evening. Plenty of drama throughout the leagues.

    Hull boost their hopes of survival, Liverpool's Champions League dreams are up in smoke, Wigan and Millwall are relegated from the Championship, while Colchester are in trouble in League One.

    I'll leave you with this stat - Mario Balotelli had one touch for Liverpool in 20 second-half minutes.

    Cheerio.

  2. Dortmund through

    German Cup

    Incredibly Bayern Munich missed their first four penalties against Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup semi-final.

    Dortmund are through to the final.

  3. Stat attack

    FT: Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    5 - Since they last won the league title in 1990, Liverpool have had an average final position of fifth in the league.

    They would take that now.

  4. Brendan Rodgers reaction

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers speaks to BBC Sport: "We just lacked that killer instinct in the final third. We are disappointed with the goal. Apart from that we didn't have too many chances against us. It was poor defending from us. We didn't come out together and Dawson is onside.

    "We were never enough of a threat. It's been a mark of the season really, in that final third we have struggled."

    On leaving three players forward on defensive corners: "It's a tactic to encourage them to bring players back which they did do. It left it numerically fine in the box but you have to be aggressive. We don't come out as a group and that left the central area free, he gets a good header and scores a goal."

    On the race for a top-four spot: "I think that's not the reality of it. Our fight is to perform better through to the end of the season. It was always going to be difficult for us. The opportunity was tough this year in terms of where we were at as a team."

  5. Manager reaction

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Hull manager Steve Bruce speaking to BBC Sport: "It is a great victory - make no bones about it. But we have still got a bit to do, I don't think 34 points is enough.

    "We have given ourselves an outstanding chance but that is all it is. We have earned back to back wins and two clean sheets, we showed some of the resilience we have shown over the last few years since I've been here. So it is a big step in the right direction.

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce

    "I always knew we had four matches at home out of our last five, Arsenal and Man Utd at home and also Burnley who are fighting like us.

    "It is never easy in the Premier League against anyone but home advantage can give you an advantage. The win stands us in good stead but we have got Arsenal on Monday night so have to be at our best again."

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hull's David Meyler on Twitter; Unbelievable fight and spirit from the lads. Back to back premier league wins amazing!

  7. Post update

    FT: Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    How will Leicester respond to Hull's win this evening? The Foxes have won four on the bounce and could join Hull four points clear of the drop zone with a win over Chelsea. Easier said than done. There will be live text commentary on BBC Sport as Chelsea look to move within one win of the title.

  8. Boring, boring Chelsea

    Didier Drogba

    Boring, boring Chelsea? You are having a laugh.

    After drawing 0-0 with Arsenal at the weekend, the Blues have, not for the first time, been accused of being a boring team. Didier Drogba is determined to prove otherwise, posting a video on Instagram to prove the players are far from boring.

  9. Elsewhere in Europe

    German Cup

    Seven minutes of extra time in the German Cup semi-final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. It is 1-1, can anyone get the winner before penalties? Find out on our live text here.

  10. Wigan "will bounce back"

    Wigan chairman David Sharpe

    A sombre evening for Millwall and Wigan as Rotherham's 2-1 win over Reading relegates the pair to League One.

    Wigan chairman David Sharpe has already responded, saying the club will bounce straight back.

    A statement on Wigan's website said: "It's a sad day for everyone associated with Wigan Athletic but we will bounce back, I want that to be the main message to our fans tonight.

    "Our only target next season is promotion, nothing else will suffice and the job of rebuilding the club is already well under way under Gary Caldwell and his staff."

  11. Get involved

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    Shohidur Rahman: Have to admit I thought Hull were goners. Fair play to them. Not safe yet but I think they'll be ok now.

    John Fryer: Brendan Rodgers your signings have not worked, you let Steven Gerrard leave, your taking LFC backwards, time to go.

    John Godsil: I feel sorry for Brendan Rogers,no matter who he picks,there always seem to be a number of players who lack desire in each game

  12. Post update

    FT: Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Hull

    Now that looks better doesn't it Hull fans? Many were tipping the Tigers for the drop a couple of weeks ago but back-to-back wins and they suddenly look almost safe. I said almost. One more win could be enough.

  13. FULL-TIME

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "Hull's defence were excellent - but there were a few questions not asked of them. Well done to Dawson, Chester and McShane - the three of them got close in around Raheem Sterling from the start. He started to think it was not his day and lost confidence. He didn't beat anyone and lost it completely. That's good defending and great organisation from the manager."

  14. Post update

    FT: Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Championship

    Liverpool remain in fifth in the Premier League but surely their Champions League hopes are long gone? They now face a scrap with Tottenham and Southampton for a Europa League spot.

    Bothered about that competition Reds fans?

  15. Post update

    FT: Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    hULL

    Just look at those possession stats. Liverpool had plenty of the ball but they just couldn't do anything with it. It has to be a striker search for the Reds in the summer.

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    James, Watford: Bring back Rafa! A man who could beat Mourinho. Rodgers just thinks he's the next chosen one.

    Charlie Varley: Liverpool are the prime example of a confidence team. Win, and they keep winning. Lose, and it all goes downhill.

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    Gary, Chatham, via text: Hull - played two won two since Steve Bruce mentioned 50% pay cut if relegated!

  18. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "An important win for Hull City against #LFC - Liverpool fans: what needs to change next season? Call: 0500909693."

  19. FULL-TIME

    Rotherham 2-1 Reading

    Matt Derbyshire celebrates for Rotherham

    Rotherham stay up.

    WIGAN AND MILLWALL ARE RELEGATED TO LEAGUE ONE.

  20. Post update

    Rotherham 2-1 Reading

    Into the dying seconds at Rotherham...

  21. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "Hull look like a team which has just won the cup - and rightly so. A clean sheet and, more importantly, the three points they needed."

  22. FULL-TIME

    Colchester 1-1 Swindon

    Not great news for Colchester. They go into the final game of the season in the relegation zone in League One and needing favours. They entertain promotion hopefuls Preston on Sunday.

  23. FULL-TIME

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Hull celebrate their win over Liverpool

    Huge celebrations from the Hull players at the KC Stadium and an eruption of joy from the stands as the final whistle sounds. A deserved three points from the hosts and they move four points clear of the drop zone.

    Liverpool remain seven points adrift of the top four.

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Simon Mignolet's delivery is poor and Hull clear.

  25. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Wait a minute; Liverpool have a free- kick at the half way line. They will push everyone forward.

  26. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    The ball is deep in Liverpool's half. Surely Hull have got this won?

  27. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    The Hull fans are whistling. They know how big this win could be. Philippe Coutinho shoots straight at Steve Harper. Into the last minute of injury time.

  28. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool are coming up against a solid Hull City defensive wall. Three minutes of injury time left and Raheem Sterling crosses straight at Steve Harper. Sterling has had an absolute howler.

  29. GOAL

    Rotherham 2-1 Reading - Oliver Norwood (87 mins)

    Oh - hope yet for Millwall. Another goal for Reading will ensure the Lions are not relegated tonight and take the relegation battle down to the final day.

    As things stand, with Rotherham winning they will stay up and Millwall and Wigan are down.

  30. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Still anxious moments for Hull as Liverpool push forward.

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "It looks a little bit livelier up front for Liverpool because at least Lambert is trying. At least he is making runs. Sterling is now playing up alongside him."

  32. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Raheem Sterling

    Can Liverpool steal a point? Into the last few seconds of normal time. Five minutes of added on time signalled.

  33. Post update

    Rotherham 2-0 Reading

    Rotherham closing in on full-time and Championship survival.

    League One beckons for Wigan and Millwall.

  34. GET INVOLVED

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    Jon Evans: Depressing score tonight as a Villa fan. The one time I want Liverpool to win as well.

    Riyaz: I'll put money on Rodgers claiming his side were excellent tonight...

    Jay Hogaro: Liverpool are getting a reputation for fading away towards the end of the season.

  35. CLOSE!

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Tom Huddlestone meets the corner perfectly and volleys wide from 20 yards. Entering the last two minutes as Liam Rosenior replaces the outstanding Dame N'Doye.

    The striker isn't in a rush and Jordan Henderson looks to hurry him up.

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Hull break quickly and Gaston Ramirez wins a corner...

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Well into the last five minutes and still Liverpool struggle to create.

  38. German Cup latest

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates

    Drama in Germany - it was all going so well for Bayern in the first half, leading 1-0, but Dortmund have responded in the second half of their German Cup semi-final.

    The match finished 1-1 at full-time thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's equaliser and we are now in extra-time.

    Follow the action on our German Cup live text.

  39. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "Just for a moment I thought Lallana's effort was in there. I think he was looking for it. It just drifted past."

  40. SUBSTITUTION

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Steve Buce is attempting to break up the game now as he brings on his defensive midfielder son Alex for the attacking Sone Aluko.

  41. CLOSE!

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Corner to Liverpool with six minutes left. It is cleared but Adam Lallana collects the loose ball and sends a cross cum shot over the bar.

  42. SUBSTITUTION

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Midfielder Stephen Quinn is replaced by Gaston Ramirez to a standing ovation.

    A tireless shift.

  43. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Raheem Sterling will be disappointed with that effort. Once again Philippe Coutinho's advances, lays the ball back to Sterling, who curls a tame shot straight at Steve Harper.

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Hull manager Steve Bruce

    Into the last 10 minutes and, as it stands, Hull will move four points clear of the drop zone. It could be a massive moment.

  45. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Mario Balotelli is sitting on the bench now with a big ice pack on his foot. His side look just as toothless now as they did when he was on.

  46. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Once again the delivery is poor. Adam Lallana's corner is looped into Hull's box and the ball is headed clear. The Reds just don't look capable of hurting their hosts.

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

    Another corner for Liverpool. The pressure is building...

  48. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Raheem Sterling finally comes to life. He cuts inside from the left but his shot into the ground bounces straight into Steve Harper's arms. Into the last 15 minutes.

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "Rodgers will go three at the back now, Can, Skrtel and Johnson. He is shouting now to let them know. He is really going for it now with lots of attack minded players on there. The problem is, who is playing well of those attack minded players."

  50. SUBSTITUTION

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    A last throw of the dice by Brendan Rodgers as midfielder Lazar Markovic replaces defender Dejan Lovren. Glen Johnson will drop deeper but Liverpool are going for this...

  51. CLOSE!

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Robbie Brady's near post corner is flicked on and Martin Skrtel just about manages to head wide of the post.

  52. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Philippe Coutinho controls the ball for Liverpool

    In amongst Liverpool's mediocrity this evening, Philippe Coutinho has been absolutely outstanding.

    The Brazilian's touch and vision has been almost too good for some of his team-mates this evening.

    Raheem Sterling on the other hand? Short of confidence would be generous.

  53. GET INVOLVED

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    John Fryer: Brendan Rodgers will want another league run without European football, we will finish 7th/8th, no better. For me Rodgers out.

    Dazzler: As a Liverpool fan I just want to see the passion and energy that Suarez gave from our current players. Europa no thanks.

  54. CLOSE!

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Jordan Henderson unleashes a drive from 20 yards straight at goalkeeper Steve Harper. He fumbles initially but smothers the loose ball.

  55. Vote result

    Earlier we asked if you think Hull will secure Premier League survival and you have spoken - 62.7% of you think they will survive, while 37.3% think they will go down. Thanks for voting.

  56. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Hull's Sone Aluko goes close

    Hull break quickly but, after being played in by Dame N'Doye's pass, Sone Aluko's heavy touch lets him down. A better touch and he is in.

  57. GET INVOLVED

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    David Broome: Struggling Hull look far more comfortable with this 1-0 lead than they should against a team with ambition of playing in Europe.

    Chelsea Warrior: Liverpool's problems are of their own making. Why buy a player even the great manager Mourinho could not fathom? Desperation?

    Mario Balotelli is off and had just 22 touches in the match, the lowest in Liverpool's starting XI.

  58. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool are finally getting up a head of steam. The KC Stadium are doing their best to encourage their side but they look like they could be under the cosh for the final 25 minutes.

  59. SUBSTITUTION

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Rickie Lambert replaces Mario Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli's miserable evening is over. The striker has not enjoyed himself and is replaced by Rickie Lambert.

    Winger Jordon Ibe is replaced by Adam Lallana on the right.

  60. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "It's all about Coutinho. If anyone makes a run beyond he will find them. Good shot by Henderson good stop. Coutinho is on the losing side right now, I tell you what, he's the man of the match."

  61. GREAT SAVE!

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Much better from the visitors. Philippe Coutinho dinks a lovely ball towards Jordan Henderson, who controls on his chest, before volleying towards goal. Steve Harper does well to save down low to his left.

    This could be a nervy last 28 minutes.

  62. GOAL

    Rotherham 2-0 Reading - Lee Frecklington

    Lee Frecklington celebrates for Rotherham

    Great news for Rotherham - who now seem certain to be staying up after Lee Frecklington slots home at the far post.

    Grim, though, for Wigan and Millwall, who look to be heading down to League One.

  63. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Better pressure from Liverpool as Martin Skrtel forces another corner... Philippe Coutinho's delivery is poor though and Hull clear at the near post.

  64. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Winger Jordon Ibe for Liverpool

    It has been a frustrating evening for Jordon Ibe on the right. The youngster, like many of his team mates, has just not been able to get into the game.

  65. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "These are big moments for Liverpool. As for Balotelli, go on, do something special, you're a big player an Italian centre forward. If I was Rickie Lambert I'd be frustrated because you know he would give everything for that moment."

  66. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Jordan Henderson fizzes in a cross from deep towards Raheem Sterling and Michael Dawson heads wide for a corner. The delivery is sent into the penalty area by Henderson again but it is easy for goalkeeper Steve Harper.

  67. GET INVOLVED

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    Alex Rich: All of tonight has been wrong, lack of venom, pace or a finish, much like LFC's whole season really, we NEED Sturridge.

    Sam: You have to remember that for a good three years before Rodgers' appointment, we never even came close to the Champions League.

    Eyobel gomini: Brendan Rodgers We want You to say! (Manutd fan)

  68. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    You get the feeling there is more drama to come at the KC Stadium. Hull have been fairly comfortable so far but, with more than 30 minutes to go, you get the feeling the best is still to come from the visitors.

  69. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    Raheem Sterling goes down for Liverpool

    "Just watching Sterling closely tonight. Eden Hazard at the start of last season developed this habit in his game, beat a man and then stopped. Sterling has started to do that a bit. He didn't used to. It's as if you get into habit. It's up to Brendan to say 'stop doing that. Get the ball, go, move. You're good enough.'"

  70. Post update

    Rotherham 1-0 Reading - Matt Derbyshire (52 mins)

    Matt Derbyshire has scored for Rotherham - a potentially huge goal. A close-range finish - and one that could see the Millers stay up and relegate both Millwall and Wigan.

    Former Rotherham boss Ronnie Moore on BBC Radio Sheffield: "What a start to the second half - just what Rotherham needed."

  71. GOAL

    Colchester 1-1 Swindon - Ben Gladwin

    A blow to Colchester's survival hopes in League One as Ben Gladwin heads home an equaliser for Swindon. If it stays as it is, Colchester will remain in the relegation zone with one match left.

  72. Getting the knack of it...

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Davd Meyler

    The Tigers are on track for two wins in 20.

    Pause in the action as Dame N'Doye and Dejan Lovren go down after an aerial collision. Both look as though they will okay.

  73. Post update

    Rotherham 0-0 Reading (19:45 BST)

    Former Rotherham boss Ronnie Moore on BBC Radio Sheffield and 5 live sports extra: "This is a massive 45 minutes of football - and Rotherham need to bring their two strikers into the game because they have been starved of service."

  74. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool probe on the edge of Hull's penalty area. Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Glen Johnson combine but there is no end product and Hull comfortably clear.

    Fairly toothless stuff from the Reds so far. Talking the obvious but they don't half miss Daniel Sturridge.

  75. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez

    No, Liverpool clear and the danger is over.

    How Liverpool could do with Barcelona's firepower at the moment. The Catalans have just beaten Getafe 6-0 in La Liga.

  76. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Emre Can gives away a needless corner with a mistimed header. Can Hull double their lead?

  77. GET INVOLVED

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    SprightlyCFC: Some pundits say 'Jose is successful because he has money to spend'. IF that narrative is true, why has Rodgers been stuttering?

    Jonathan Egan: Even the most optimistic of Liverpool fans know there's no chance we'll come back and win. Dreading next season.

    John Godsil: The Liverpool team picked for this game look like a mid table side & they are certainly playing like a mid table side!!!!

  78. KICK-OFF

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool need to step this up to reignite their Champions League hopes. Hull are doing their survival hopes no harm at all. Game on.

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    BBC

    There can be no complaints about that first half score line can there?

  80. HALF-TIME

    Colchester 1-0 Swindon

    A big first half from Colchester United as Jacob Murphy's early goal is enough to give them a 1-0 lead over Swindon in League One.

    A win would lift the U's out of the relegation zone with one match remaining. Notts County drop into the drop zone as results stand.

  81. HALF-TIME

    Rotherham 0-0 Reading (19:45 BST)

    Half-time and no goals to report. A tense and fairly niggly opening half.

    If it stays like this then Millwall will not be relegated tonight - but Wigan will.

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    Ninja Embellish: Liverpool players showing solidarity with the fans and supporting the boycott.

    Belete Eshetea: Mario Balotelli is just too annoying for me to watch. I feel bad for Liverpool fans!

  83. HALF-TIME

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Michael Dawson celebrates putting Hull in front

    Michael Dawson's header the difference. He was certainly onside.

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli

    Surging run from Glenn Johnson. The defender bursts into Hull's penalty area but his low cross is inches away from the waiting Mario Balotelli in front of goal. Unlucky.

  85. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Hull continue to cause Liverpool problems. Dame N'Doye drops his shoulder and races into the penalty area. His touch is too heavy and Simon Mignolet collects.

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Two minutes of added on time signalled.

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    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Premier League

    Liverpool may still have their eyes on the top four but they aren't yet guaranteed a place in Europe for next season as the table at the start of the evening shows.

    Only the teams finishing fifth and sixth are certain to make the Europa League, although if Arsenal win the FA Cup, that becomes open to seventh as well.

    Could the Reds be cheering on the Gunners come the season end?

  88. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Brendan Rodgers and Steve Bruce

    There can be few complaints about this scoreline. Hull have created the better chances throughout the half. Into the last five minutes.

  89. GET INVOLVED

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    Ed Stockton: Might go to Anfield and sit with the protestors, I reckon they're watching a better game.

    Giannina Caraceni: As always, Liverpool. We shouldn't be expecting our club to go behind in every game! Uninspiring lack of final product #bbcfootball

    Ada: If Rodgers is trying to show he can lead Liverpool back into the top of British football, his doing a poor job.

    SecuriLee: Are Liverpool playing 2-3-1? They seem to be missing some or most of their team!

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  90. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    You can imagine fans of Hull's relegation rivals cursing Liverpool's defence right now. A win would move Hull four points clear of the drop zone.

  91. Post update

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "That may well be the best assistant referee decision of the season. From our position there were three offside but it's the right decision.

    "Just before that corner kick happened Liverpool left three up against three. It leaves gaps at the back. There's a reason why teams don't do that."

  92. GOAL

    Hull 1-0 Liverpool - Michael Dawson (37 mins)

    Michael Dawson celebrates putting Hull in front
    Michael Dawson heads Hull in front

    The KC Stadium erupts as Michael Dawson beats Liverpool's woeful offside trap to give Hull the lead. Ahmed Elmohamady lifts the ball into the penalty area from the right and Dawson ghosts in unmarked to loop a header over goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and into the net.

    Where was Liverpool's defence? They are appealing for offside but not a chance.

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    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    A reminder that Hull went into the game just a point ahead of the drop zone. Liverpool are seven points behind the top four and a Champions League place.

    There is a lot riding on this.

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    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    Tom Huddlestone and Mario Balotelli clash

    "I've got such admiration for Balotelli as a footballer and his ability. It's just we are not used to it in the English game to see someone who appears not to give you 100%. It grates on people."

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    Ross in Kent: What are the odds of Brendan Rodgers saying that Liverpool were "outstanding" after tonight's game no matter what the result!

  96. Post update

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    A very even opening half an hour. Liverpool having the better quality possession but Hull are looking dangerous on the break and from set pieces.

    Both teams are desperate for the win and it is showing.

  97. Post update

    Rotherham 0-0 Reading (19:45 BST)

    No goals in the crucial Championship fixture - remember a win for Rotherham will relegate both Millwall and Wigan - but there is news on the injury front.

    A collision involving a player and a ball-boy has seen the latter, a young 13-year-old lad, shepherded down the tunnel, unable to continue.

  98. Post update

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli is cutting a frustrated figure - when doesn't he?

    The striker has had just one touch inside Hull's penalty area - as shown by his touch graphic above. No lack of effort from the Italian though.

  99. CLOSE!

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    How aren't Hull ahead there?

    Robbie Brady advances down the right and his cross is headed goalwards by Jake Livermore. Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet can only parry the ball in the air, Sone Aluko prods it back towards goal but Glen Johnson is on the line to hack clear.

    Pinball in the penalty area but Liverpool survive.

  100. Post update

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "It was a slightly telegraphed backheel. Everyone in the ground and outside it saw it coming."

  101. Post update

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Fancy from Mario. Balotelli collects the ball from Raheem Sterling's low cross from the left with his back to the goal. The striker attempts an audacious backheel but it is straight at goalkeeper Steve Harper. Decent thinking though.

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    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    Hull's Jake Livermore takes on the Liverpool defence

    "This is actually a very good game to watch. Both sides are going for it and wanting to win."

  103. Post update

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Another chance for Hulls' big men to get forward as Martin Skrtel clumsily downs Sone Aluko near the bye-line on the left. Robbie Brady's free-kick is punched away by Simon Mignolet and James Chester's weak header from the second cross is easy for the goalkeeper.

  104. Post update

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "It's getting a bit better from Liverpool, some good quality crosses in there. You can see a bit more invention and belief."

  105. Post update

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    BBC Radio 5 live presenter Mark Chapman tweets: The Liverpool protest has cut through. Away end half full at best at Hull City.

    KC stadium
  106. GREAT SAVE!

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe

    Clever by Liverpool. Jordan Henderson's corner from the right is played to the near post, dummied by Jordon Ibe, and Philippe Coutinho meets the ball with a powerful volley. His shot is well parried by Steve Harper and the ball is scrambled clear.

  107. Post update

    Rotherham 0-0 Reading (19:45 BST)

    No goals to report yet at the New York Stadium. An edgy start to the match as Rotherham hope to pick up the win that will relegate both Wigan and Millwall.

    Former Rotherham boss Ronnie Moore on 5 live sports extra: "The gulf is unbelievable between League One and the Championship - and staying up would be a huge achievement for the Millers."

  108. Post update

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Jordan Henderson is furious as he is penalised for raising his foot on Stephen Quinn. Robbie Brady delivers the ball poorly from 40 yards out but Martin Skrtel panics and heads wide for a corner.

    Chance for the Tigers...

  109. Post update

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "Coutinho looks the best player in the Liverpool team at the moment. His movement is good and his head is always up. I would suggest he is a better all round player than Sterling but if you add the pace Sterling has got, in the modern game it gets you an extra 50 grand a week."

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    David Ivett: Huge Swindon fan for tonight. Colchester win puts us (Notts County) back in the drop zone. Come on Swindon!!!

    Not going well then, with Colchester currently one goal to the good.

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    Brilliant by Philippe Coutinho as he slips the ball behind Hull's defence and into Glen Johnson's path down the left. The defender miscues his cross though into the hands of goalkeeper Steve Harper, with Mario Balotelli waiting.

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    Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton

    Liverpool have no title in 25 years. Bournemouth are a Premier League club. These are big turn ups. But what is the biggest turn up in the top flight in the last 25 years?

    Gavin Smith: Norwich City fighting to win Premier League in '93?

    Rick Ashton: Blackburn Rovers going from 2nd division to Premier League champions in three seasons will never be matched.

    Cameron Westwood: Newcastle United finishing 3rd in 1994, the year after promotion from the old First Division. This is something that will NEVER ever be achieved again by any newly promoted club.

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    An awful touch by Glen Johnson gifts Hull possession in the centre of the park as the hosts come forward again. No damage is done though as Hull's attack breaks down. All very bitty early on.

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    A frantic opening but Liverpool are trying to take the sting out of things with a phase of patient play. The Tigers aren't giving them much time though as they chase and harry everything early on.

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    Why is Balotelli playing tonight?

    Russell LFC Fan: It's shop window time, come on Balo, put in a decent performance.

    Matty B, Skelton: Rogers is clearly playing Balotelli in the hope that he might have a good game and stand a chance of recouping a few million in the summer.

    Jafer, Liverpool fan in Birmingham: I miss Luis Suarez. So, so much.

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    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "A great cross from the left, good pace on it, N'Doye is seven yards out and you could argue he should score there. It was straight at Mignolet. Certainly the best chance of the game so far."

  117. GREAT SAVE!

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Hull should be ahead. Sone Aluko shows some trickery to get down the left flank and his cross is perfect for the unmarked Dame N'Doye just eight yards out from goal. The Senegal striker though can only head straight at goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who parries away. Either side of the goalkeeper and that is the opener.

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    Mario Balotelli enjoys a moan doesn't he? The Liverpool striker has disagreed with pretty much everything that has happened so far and we are only five minutes in.

    Dangerous free-kick to Hull 30 yards out but Robbie Brady's delivery is headed away by Martin Skrtel.

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    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Alan Green

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "At best the Liverpool away end is half full."

  120. You're supposed to be at home

    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool

    Hundreds of fans will be at Anfield this evening - and, no, they haven't got the wrong venue.

    While their team are playing 200km away in Hull, some Liverpool supporters will be boycotting the KC Stadium protesting at their own ground.

    The Spirit of Shankly supporters union has organised the event as part of an ongoing campaign against the cost of watching top-flight football.

    Tickets for the match at the KC Stadium are £50, with a £2 reduction by Liverpool as part of the Premier League's away fans initiative.

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    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Mario Balotelli steps up to a free-kick 25 yards out but his curling effort is deflected wide for a corner. The following delivery comes to nothing.

  122. GOAL

    Colchester 1-0 Swindon - Jacob Murphy

    A cross from the left flank leaves Wes Foderingham in Swindon's goal stranded and Jacob Murphy is on hand to tap in from close range.

    A big goal. Remember a win for Colchester would move them out of the League One relegation zone at the expense of Notts County.

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    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Hull's Tom Huddlestone clashes with Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli

    An early break from Hull as Jake Livermore bursts into the Liverpool box, chasing a hopeful punt. Nothing comes of it as he falls over. Positive start though.

    Now Mario Balotelli waves him arms towards Tom Huddlestone after being downed.

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    Austen-William: Just ran the girlfriend a bath so I can watch the game uninterrupted whilst seeming a thoughtful boyfriend. Win Win!

  125. LINE-UPS

    Hull v Liverpool (19:45 BST)

    Hull City XI: Harper, Chester, Huddlestone, Brady, Livermore, McShane, Dawson, Aluko, Elmohamady, N'Doye, Quinn.

    Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Johnson, Allen, Henderson, Ibe, Sterling, Coutinho, Balotelli.

  126. KICK-OFF

    Hull v Liverpool (19:45 BST)

    Game on. A huge game at both ends of the table.

  127. Liverpool's striker problems

    Hull v Liverpool (19:45 BST)

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the KC Stadium

    "I watched Divock Origi a few times in the Europa League. He looks a deal short of being the full package yet. He definitely has ability, is quick but looks like he needs another year before he is top Premier League standard."

    Liverpool own Origi and loaned him immediately back to Lille upon his signing. He is expected to begin his career at Anfield at the end of this season.

  128. LINE-UPS

    Colchester v Swindon (19:45 BST)

    Colchester: Walker, Brindley, Eastman, Khumalo, Briggs, Fox, Gilbey, Moncur, Massey, Porter, Murphy. Subs: Wynter, Lewington, Healey, Bonne, Szmodics, Lapslie, Sembie-Ferris.

    Swindon: Foderingham, Turnbull, Nathan Thompson, Stephens, Byrne, Luongo, Kasim, Gladwin, Toffolo, Williams, Obika. Subs: Michael Smith, Swift, Hylton, Tyrell Belford, Rodgers, Branco, Ricketts.

    Referee: Kevin Johnson (Somerset)

  129. LINE-UPS

    Rotherham v Reading (19:45 BST)

    Rotherham: Martinez, Hunt, Morgan, Broadfoot, Lafferty, Frecklington, Smallwood, Arnason, Pringle, Ward, Derbyshire. Subs: Wood, Bowery, Green, Collin, Hammill, Wilson, Clarke-Harris.

    Reading: Andersen, Stephen Kelly, Hector, Cooper, Gunter, Karacan, Norwood, Chalobah, Cox, Pogrebnyak, Obita. Subs: Federici, Pearce, McCleary, Mackie, Blackman, Stacey, Appiah.

    Referee: Graham Salisbury (Lancashire)

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    Hull v Liverpool (19:45 BST)

    Hull City fan wears tiger face paint

    'The Eye of the Tiger" blares out of the tannoy system as the two teams emerge on the pitch. I see what they've done there.

    The Hull fans seem up for this one.

  131. Pay cut for failure

    Hull v Liverpool (19:45 BST)

    If any extra motivation was needed for Hull's players in the next few weeks - this will probably do the trick.

    Relegation would mean wage cuts of up to 50% for the squad, according to boss Steve Bruce.

    Time to trade those sports cars in lads? The teams are in the tunnel.

  132. Dog's abuse for Tigers

    A dog wears Hull City's kit ahead of the Liverpool match

    Even the dogs in Hull support their local team...What? You've never seen a canine in a replica kit before? It's all the rage in dog world.

    I just hope Steve Bruce's men are in top form this evening for their sake. Or else they are in for dog's abuse...

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    What is the biggest turn up in the top-flight in the last 25 years?

    Leo Howard: Mention Eibar and Sassuolo in Spain and Italy respectively for top flight turn ups. Eibar is particularly remarkable, with their scenic stadium half the size of Bournemouth's!

    Tommy Mulligan: Southampton this season have been one of the biggest surprises, sold half their team and are stronger when most expected them to be in or near the bottom.

    Kevin Fraser: Kenny Dalglish and his Blackburn premier winning team never get the recognition it deserves.

  134. Dame's the man

    Hull v Liverpool (19:45 BST)

    If the Tigers do stay up this season, they will have a lot to thank their January transfer from Senegal for.

    The 30-year-old striker Dame N'Doye, signed from Lokomotiv Moscow on the final day of the transfer window, has scored five goals in eight matches.

    That includes a brace in Saturday's crucial win over Crystal Palace.

  135. Hope for Hull

    Hull v Liverpool (19:45 BST)

    Hull City

    Hull gave their survival hopes a timely boost on Saturday with a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.

    The win kept them above the drop zone but their run-in doesn't exactly do them many favours.

    After tonight's visit of Liverpool, they face Arsenal (home), Tottenham (away) and Manchester United (home) - as well as a home match against Burnley.

    They may have to do this the hard way.

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    A fan holds a sign mocking Steven Gerrard

    What is the biggest turn up in top-flight football in 25 years?

    Hakeem: Gerrard slipping.

    Stephen Nichols: Leeds winning the league in their second season in the top flight (1992). You won't ever see that happen again.

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  137. Elsewhere in Europe

    Bayern Munich are just kicking off their German Cup semi-final against Borussia Dortmund and you can follow all the action here.

    Meanwhile Xavi makes it 4-0 for Barcelona against Getafe, just past the half hour mark. Live text here.

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