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Summary

  1. Derby go top with 10th win in 13 games
  2. Butterfield's first-half brace secures victory
  3. Hull lose for first time at home this season

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. FT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Paul Clement

    And that is that from the KC Stadium tonight.

    Derby fans will look forward to a weekend to feel good about themselves. Hull will rue a missed opportunity. 

    You can read Phil Cartwright's match report here.

    Can Brighton leapfrog them both with a win tomorrow? Join our live coverage of Charlton v Ipswich from lunchtime as the Championship weekend continues.

    Thanks for being with us tonight.

  2. FT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

  3. FT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Derby goalkeeper Scott Carson tells Sky Sports: "It was important to put in a strong performance and for people to see what we had to offer on television tonight.

    "I'm delighted to keep another clean sheet, I think that's nine now and it's great for the season ahead."

  4. FT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Derby full-back and man of the match Stephen Warnock tells Sky Sports: "We've given a very good account of ourselves tonight. We had a slow start, but slowly grew into the game and had two cracking goals from Jacob Butterfield.

    "We'll enjoy tonight and a couple of days off, but we're looking forward to the next game."

  5. FT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Professional performance throughout from Derby. Reaction to come shortly.

  6. FULL-TIME

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Jacob Butterfield

    Derby are top of the league and it's Jacob Butterfield who has put them there.

    Hull have blown their chance to go to the summit themselves.

  7. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Three minutes added time in fact.

  8. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Absolute dying stages here. Not sure Steve Bruce will want too much added time to be fair.

  9. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    The crowd has already thinned out in the closing stages here. Hull blaze a half-chance over the bar as Sam Clucas and Sone Aluko get in each other's way at the back post from a corner.

  10. CLOSE!

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Derby almost put the cherry on top as Tom Ince picks the ball up on the half-volley on the edge of the area.

    Allan McGregor didn't move and the ball must have been a lick of paint wide of the post.

  11. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Robert Snodgrass

    So no fairytale return for Robert Snodgrass, who's going to have to wait a little longer to make his comeback after 15 months out injured.

    It's going to need something out of a fairytale for Hull to get anything from this match.

  12. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Another change for Derby as Johnny Russell comes on for Andreas Weimann in midfield.

    Isaac Hayden replaces Mohamed Diame for Hull.

  13. 10 minutes left

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Into the closing stages at the KC. Hull need a miracle here.

  14. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Very little threat to Derby at the moment with the visiting supporters getting the "ole's" out as they keep possession with ease.

  15. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Change in personnel and in shape for Hull as they throw one of the last remaining die in their pockets at this one.

    Jake Livermore moves back to centre-back.

  16. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Double change for Hull as Sone Aluko and Chuba Akpom come on for Curtis Davies and Moses Odubajo.

  17. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Another questionable corner kick decision goes against Hull as Moses Odubajo tries to get a cross in.

    It's clearly come off Andreas Weimann, but not according to the linesman who gives a goal kick!

    Moses Odubajo
  18. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Shaun Maloney shows more trickery in and around Derby's box, but he runs out of space in the end under pressure from Jeff Hendrick.

  19. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Lots of love for Derby's dynamic midfield duo this evening from the BBC Radio Derby team...

    Quote Message: An absolutely brilliant display from Jacob Butterfield. Two great goals, moved the ball quickly and caused Hull all sorts of problems in the first half. from Craig Ramage Former Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby
    Craig RamageFormer Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby
  20. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Might be stating the obvious, but Hull need a goal here.

    The crowd are getting very tetchy with them and someone needs to provide a bit of magic for them.

  21. SUBSTITUTION

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Jacob Butterfield

    Off comes Derby's two-goal hero Jacob Butterfield to be replaced by Craig Bryson.

    A standing ovation for the midfielder after his two show-stopping strikes in the first half.

  22. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    More surging running stuff into the box from Cyrus Christie for Derby.

    He tries to cut a ball back across for either Chris Martin or Andreas Weimann to finish but Allan McGregor's leg stops it from reaching its target for an easy third.

  23. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Shaun Maloney in again for Hull and Scott Carson denies him with another fine save.

    But, unbelievably the referee gives a goal kick!

    Never in a million years and Scott Carson knew it as a camera catches him cracking a cheeky grin as he knows he's got away with one.

  24. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Some long and hopeful balls forward now from Hull. Abel Hernandez looking a tad frustrated.

    Jacob Butterfield, Thomas Ince and Chris Martin all hover on the edge of the area for Derby, but can't combine for a third.

  25. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Quote Message: One little pass opens things up and Maloney should have done much better from the position that he was in. from Peter Swan Former Hull striker on BBC Radio Humberside
    Peter SwanFormer Hull striker on BBC Radio Humberside
  26. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Big chance for Hull and Shaun Maloney.

    Edge of the area on his right foot after combining with Abel Hernandez, he sees his shot squirm just wide of Scott Carson's goal. Should've done better.

  27. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Referee gets in Hull's way now as they continue to get frustrated.

    Jake Livermore tries to wriggle into space, but his shot from distance is charged down. Moses Odubajo watches the ball skip out of play past him on the right. Steve Bruce looks skyward on the touchline.

  28. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Hull finding little joy as Derby continue to do a very professional job of strangling this game.

    Jacob Butterfield links up with Tom Ince - takes a speculative shot for his hat-trick, but it's deflected behind for a corner.

    Comes to nothing.

  29. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Oh dear. That's schoolboy.

    A foul throw has been given against Hull as Sam Clucas fumbles the ball in his hands and it falls in front of him.

    Not been Hull's night so far.

    Steve Bruce
  30. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Great tracking back from Andreas Weimann for Derby. He chases Moses Odubajo all the way to the byline down the right and Hull have to settle for a corner.

    Derby eventually clear and there was more than a suggestion of a handball as well from Ahmed Elmohamady as the ball came in.

  31. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Richard Keogh almost slices one into his own net for Derby, but the ball doesn't go in or even find a Hull player as once again Moses Odubajo finds room down the right.

  32. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Hull on the front foot from the word go. Jake Livermore gets penalised for a high boot as he picks up Odubajo's cross from the right.

  33. KICK-OFF

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Off we go again and Hull kick off the second half of this one.

  34. HT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Second half on its way very shortly.

    Eye of the Tiger by Survivor blares out on the KC Stadium PA and they're doing that thing with the floodlights again.

    Didn't seem to work in the first half from Hull, so not sure what they're thinking really...

  35. HT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Here's the man of the moment - Jacob Butterfield.

    Two tremendous finishes in that first half have set Paul Clement's side well and truly on their way.

    Can they put in a repeat 45 minutes or do Hull have a Plan B up their sleeve?

    Jacob Butterfield
  36. HT: Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Quote Message: Steve Bruce tactically got it wrong. We don't often say that. But from the start the team looked unsettled and players looked uncomfortable. Credit to Derby, they've shown what a good football team they are and Hull are struggling to match them. from Peter Swan Former Hull striker on BBC Radio Humberside
    Peter SwanFormer Hull striker on BBC Radio Humberside
    Quote Message: Derby's possession play has been superb at times. What wins football matches is taking your chances. They didn't do it at the start, but they took the next two. from Craig Ramage Former Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby
    Craig RamageFormer Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby
  37. Saturday's fixtures

    Saturday fixtures

    Tonight's game is the start of another busy weekend in the Championship.

    We'll have live text commentary of tomorrow's early kick-off at The Valley between Charlton and Ipswich.

    Monday's game between Bolton and Brentford rounds off the weekend's Championship fixtures.

  38. HALF-TIME

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    That's it for an entertaining first 45 minutes at the KC.

    Two quality finishes from Jacob Butterfield are the difference and Derby are heading to the top of the table as things stand.

  39. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Scott Carson

    Chance for Hull in stoppage time - ball flies across the Derby six-yard box from the left but both Stephen Warnock and Scott Carson get it clear before a home shirt can get a finish in.

  40. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Steve Bruce

    Half-time approaching and plenty for Steve Bruce to think about for his team talk.

    Can Hull drag one back before the break?

  41. GREAT SAVE!

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Scott Carson is at full stretch to tip a shot from Abel Hernandez over the bar.

    There's a foul at the resulting corner, but Carson showed his true quality as his right hand reached Hernandez's fine effort from Shaun Maloney's ball back.

  42. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Before tonight, Jacob Butterfield had just one goal in his first 11 Derby appearances. Think he's improved his average after this first half.

    Hull show a bit of resolve as Tom Huddlestone tries a swirling right-foot shot from distance. Scott Carson does well to judge the swing and palm it away.

  43. Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Fantastic counter-attacking performance so far this from Derby.

    They've been full of running coming forward and Hull look shocked.

  44. Butterfield doubles Derby's lead

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Quote Message: What a first half for Derby. And they deserve it - they've been absolutely brilliant in possession. There are more goals in this for them. from Craig Ramage Former Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby
    Craig RamageFormer Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby
  45. GOAL (Butterfield)

    Hull City 0-2 Derby County

    Jacob Butterfield

    He's at it again!

    Two goals in one half from Jacob Butterfield and Derby are well and truly in control now.

    Cross from Cyrus Christie from the right. Butterfield reacts to the half-clearance from Hull by drilling in a low left-footed volley past Allan McGregor.

  46. Hull City 0-1 Derby County

    Free-kick for Hull from Tom Huddlestone. He hits it low and it's deflected behind for a corner off a Derby leg.

    Scott Carson holds the cross at the second attempt and clears his lines.

  47. Hull City 0-1 Derby County

    Quote Message: I'm just hoping Derby don't rue these chances that have come in the first half. from Craig Ramage Former Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby
    Craig RamageFormer Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby
  48. CLOSE!

    Hull City 0-1 Derby County

    Derby again causing problems for Hull.

    Tom Ince puts Chris Martin in but his ball back from the left can't quite reach an outstretched Andreas Weimann.

  49. Hull City 0-1 Derby County

    Searching ball across the Derby area from Ahmed Elmohamady runs past anyone and everyone.

    Mohamed Diame is equally unsuccessful in his attempt from the left.

    Hull in need of a spark here.

  50. Hull City 0-1 Derby County

    Thumbs up if you're going top of the league as things stand...

    Paul Clement

    Things looking OK for Paul Clement's men so far in Humberside.

  51. Hull City 0-1 Derby County

    While there's a bit of a break in chances, I'm going to moan about one of my footballing pet hates.

    Unnecessary away kit changes. Can see no reason at all why Derby are playing in sky blue tonight rather than their traditional white.

    They still hold the lead though.

  52. Hull City 0-1 Derby County

    Hull in need of a response now and the crowd at the KC are certainly upping their decibel levels.

    Derby know they need to be cautious here of a counter from Steve Bruce's side.

  53. Butterfield puts Derby ahead

    Hull City 0-1 Derby County

    Quote Message: Great football by Derby. A great counter attack, great passing, and you have to admit they deserve to be 1-0 up. from Peter Swan Former Hull striker on BBC Radio Humberside
    Peter SwanFormer Hull striker on BBC Radio Humberside
  54. GOAL (Butterfield)

    Hull City 0-1 Derby County

    Jacob Butterfield

    Opening goal of the game goes to the visitors.

    Surging run into the Hull area down the left from Andreas Weimann, neat one-two with Chris Martin and ball breaks to Jacob Butterfield who hits a sweet left-foot strike into the vacant net.

  55. Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    Things have settled down a bit as both sides try to get more of a feel for the ball.

    Tom Huddlestone shows his trademark passing range on a couple of occasions as Hull look to spread the play down both flanks.

  56. Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    Hull v Derby

    Plenty of action in the opening stages.

    Derby have worked the goalkeeper already, while Hull have had a sight.

    No goals yet though.

  57. CLOSE!

    Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    Another chance for Derby as the ball breaks to George Thorne.

    He tries his luck from 35 yards out and Allan McGregor has to palm it wide of the post as he's almost caught out.

  58. Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    Quote Message: What a chance. Hull opened up like the Red Sea and Christie has got to put that in the back of the net for me. from Craig Ramage Former Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby
    Craig RamageFormer Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby
  59. Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    Great chance for Derby as Cyrus Christie sees the Hull defence open up in front of him.

    Cuts in from the right , goes past four players, but can't keep his balance for a shot as the ball creeps away from him and out for a corner.

  60. Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    Moses Odubajo over runs the ball down the left-hand side for Hull as he looks to find a cross.

    No trouble at all for Derby as they watch it sail wide.

  61. Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    Scott Carson spared his blushes there in the Derby goal as Stephen Warnock hits a firm pass back to him.

    Carson slices it out of touch, but could've been a lot worse for the former England international.

  62. Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    Cagey start so far from both sides until Mohamed Diame has half a sight of goal, but the ball deflects out for a corner to the home side.

    Tom Huddlestone blazes it well and truly over the bar as it breaks to him on the edge of the area.

  63. Hot shot Martin

    Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    Chris Martin goal-scoring record
  64. Hull happy at home

    Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    Hull home form
  65. KICK-OFF

    Hull City 0-0 Derby County

    And we're under way, Hull in their traditional amber and black stripes. Derby in a light blue change strip.

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  67. Wet and wintry

    Hull City v Derby County (19:45 GMT)

    KC Stadium weather

    Teams on their way out shortly and they'll be stepping out to some heavy drizzle at the KC Stadium.

    Could make for tricky conditions.

    Before that though, those in control of the floodlight switches in Hull are choosing to flash the lights on and off in a bid to ramp up the atmosphere.

  68. Hull's Dawson set for month out

    Hull City v Derby County (19:45 GMT)

    Michael Dawson

    A major injury blow for Hull City ahead of tonight's match with the news this week thatcaptain Michael Dawson will be out for up to a month with a hamstring injury.

    Dawson picked up the injury in last weekend's 1-1 draw against Bristol City.

    He's watching this one from the warmth of the live television studio tonight - sporting a rather smart suit, it has to be said.

  69. Listen live on BBC local radio

    Hull City v Derby County (19:45 GMT)

    You can listen to live radio commentary of tonight's Championship match on BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Radio Derby.

    Unfortunately we're unable to stream Football League commentaries on the BBC Sport website.

    However, you can hear the pre-match build-up on both stations by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page.

  70. Form guide

    Hull City v Derby County (19:45 GMT)

    Hull v Derby form guide
  71. How things stand

    Hull City v Derby County (19:45 GMT)

    Championship table
  72. Team news

    Hull City v Derby County (19:45 GMT)

    Derby County line-up

    Subs: Grant, Bryson, Bent, Russell, Baird, Pearce, Shotton.

    Derby County manager Paul Clement makes one change from the 2-0 win against Cardiff City on Saturday with Jeff Hendrick replacing the suspended Bradley Johnson in midfield.

  73. Team news

    Hull City v Derby County (19:45 GMT)

    There's a welcome return on the Hull bench for Robert Snodgrass.

    The former Leeds and Norwich winger hasn't played for the Tigers since August 2014 because of a serious knee injury.

  74. Team news

    Hull City v Derby County (19:45 GMT)

    Hull team

    Subs: Jakupovic, Bruce, Taylor, Snodgrass, Hayden, Akpom, Aluko.

    Hull City make three changes from Saturday's 1-1 draw at Bristol City.

    Curtis Davies comes in for injured captain Michael Dawson in defence, while Shaun Maloney is rewarded for his first goal for the club with a start against Derby. Sam Clucas is expected to drop in at left-back as Andy Robertson is missing for the Tigers.

    Top scorer Abel Hernandez is restored to the starting line-up in place of Chuba Akpom.

  75. Eyes on the summit

    Hull City v Derby County (19:45 GMT)

    KC Stadium

    Two sides with their eyes on top spot in the Championship this evening.

    Steve Bruce's Hull City, who are looking to move clear of joint-leaders Brighton with a win come up against Paul Clement's Derby County.

    The Rams know victory tonight at the KC Stadium will see them rise to the summit themselves.

    Welcome along to our Friday night Championship coverage.

    We've got all the action coming up right here in about 15 minutes, team news on the way very shortly.