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Summary

  1. Hull fall behind to 10th penalty conceded this season
  2. Hernandez scores twice on first start since November
  3. New Hull signings Evandro and Niasse start on bench
  4. Bournemouth goalkeeper Boruc starts 100th PL game
  5. Mings makes belated full PL debut after long-term injury

Live Reporting

By Jamie Strickland

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Hull City manager Marco Silva applauds fans
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Hull 3-1 Bournemouth

Nearly four for Hull. Niasse surges forward for the hosts and has a simple pass to pick out the unmarked Diomande in the area, but the Norway international stays offside. 

Good job for him it should not matter too much.

Four minutes will be added on.

Hull 3-1 Bournemouth

Not much to report in the last few minutes. 

Hull just want to see this one out. Bournemouth looking short of ideas.

But a goal for the Cherries in the next few minutes would set up a grandstand finish.

Bournemouth"s Steve Cook in action with Hull City"s Oumar Niasse
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SUBSTITUTION

Hull 3-1 Bournemouth

Hull throw on the second of their new boys as Oumar Niasse - who has arrived on loan from Everton - comes on in place on two-goal hero Abel Hernandez.

Hull City"s Evandro Goebel comes on as a substitute to replace Robert Snodgrass
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SUBSTITUTION

Hull 3-1 Bournemouth

Not a bad time to make your debut.

Hull's new signing Evandro is on after arriving this week from Porto. Robert Snodgrass makes way.

Hull 3-1 Bournemouth

Real concern for a moment as Tyrone Mings goes down in the area after jarring his knee on landing. Given his recent injury problems that was a bit of a worry to see but he's soon up on his feet.

Hull 3-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth finally start to exert some pressure on the Hull backline and Eldin Jakupovic is forced to save from Jack Wilshere.

Moments later the Cherries might have had a penalty when Marc Pugh went over in the area under challenge from Ryan Mason, but the referee waved play on and Wilshere's subsequent shot drew a good save from Jakupovic.

Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth is faced by Ryan Mason of Hull City
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Hull 3-1 Bournemouth

It's all gone a bit scrappy after that third Hull goal. The hosts obviously want to preserve what they have and Bournemouth look a bit shell-shocked.

GOAL for Hull

Tyrone Mings (OG)

Dreamland for the home fans at the KCOM! If Marco Silva's troops can hold this lead they will be off the foot of the Premier League tonight.

Bournemouth fail to deal with Robert Snodgrass' free-kick into the area and the ball eventually comes to Tom Huddlestone to hit one of his trademark sliced shots towards goal. 

The effort was probably going wide but Cherries defender Tyrone Mings inadvertantly deflected the ball into his own net. 

That's a tough one for Mings, who is making his first Premier League start after more than a year out through injury.

Bournemouth"s Tyrone Mings (not pictured) scores a own goal and the third for Hull City
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CLOSE!

Hull 2-1 Bournemouth

Hull continue to threaten and Abel Hernandez sniffs a third as he looks to connect with Adama Diomande's cross, but Bournemouth clear. 

Hull 2-1 Bournemouth

Ryan Mason fires one wide as Hull push for a third.

SUBSTITUTION

Hull 2-1 Bournemouth

Eddie Howe has seen enough and makes two changes for the visitors.

Off go Benik Afobe and Ryan Fraser - who was so impressive early in the first half. 

On come Callum Wilson and Joshua King.

GOAL for Hull

Abel Hernandez

It's his first start since 6 November but you absolutely would not know it.

The £10m striker shows just what Hull have been missing during his absence as he collects the ball on the right, runs into the area and sells Tyrone Mings a couple of stepovers before curling a delightful left-footed finish beyond Artur Boruc. 

Lovely stuff from the Uruguayan.   

Hull City"s Abel Hernandez scores their second goal
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Hull City 1-1 Bournemouth

Andrew Robertson sends over another cross for Hull as the Tigers continue to press. This time his delivery was overcooked and Bournemouth breathe again.

This game has come full circle and now Hull look the team most likely. 

Hull City 1-1 Bournemouth

Hull straight on the attack at the start of this second half. 

Adama Diomande crosses from the right wing but Artur Boruc comes to collect.

Artur Boruc of AFC Bournemouth collects the ball
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KICK-OFF

Hull City 1-1 Bournemouth

Hull's Abel Hernandez gets us under way for the second half.

HALF-TIME

Hull City 1-1 Bournemouth

Well that was a half of two, erm, halves. Hull showed nothing for the first 25 minutes and deserved to be behind, albeit to a needless penalty conceded by Harry Maguire, drafted in at right-back in place of the injured David Meyler. 

Eddie Howe's visitors briefly threatened to run riot as they passed the ball around with ease and spurned more than one chance to increase their lead, but slowly Hull came back into it.

Moments of quality make all the difference in this league and that is exactly what Andrew Robertson produced just after the half-hour, the Scotland defender's superb cross presenting Abel Hernandez with a chance he could not miss. 

Entertaining fare and there's more to come. 

Hull City"s Abel Hernandez celebrates scoring their first goal
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Hull City 1-1 Bournemouth

Ryan Mason sees a shot charged down as Hull push to take the lead before the break.

Three corners come in quick succession as the Tigers lay siege to the Bournemouth goal, but the Cherries hold out.

Bournemouth"s Junior Stanislas in action with Hull City"s Ryan Mason
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Hull City 1-1 Bournemouth

Hull are passing it around a lot more confidently now. 

Tom Huddlestone and Robert Snodgrass, in particular, are much more assured in the middle of the park.

A nice move ends with Harry Maguire being presented with a crossing chance from the right, but he looks every inch a centre-back playing out of position as he scuffs his delivery. 

Hull City 1-1 Bournemouth

There's been a real change in the game after that goal out of nothing. 

It's much more open with threats now coming at both ends. Nothing clear-cut to report, but it's certainly game on.

GOAL for Hull

Abel Hernandez

What a ball from Andrew Robertson. Utterly brilliant delivery. 

Hull have hardly threatened at all but when they finally get the ball down and play it around, they find a way through. 

Tom Huddlestone's lovely pass presented Robertson with acres of space to pick out a cross from the left wing, and he duly sent over a peach that landed perfectly for Abel Hernandez to nod in on his first start since suffering a groin injury in November.

Hull City"s Abel Hernandez scores their first goal
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Hull 0-1 Bournemouth

Hull will class this as a chance given the way this match has gone so far. 

Robert Snodgrass' free-kick was delivered deep to the back post where Curtis Davies tried to turn the ball across the face of goal but Bournemouth cleared.

Hull 0-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth win their third corner of the match after Charlie Daniels' cross from the left is cut out by Michael Dawson. 

Corner four follows moments later and Hull again just about clear the danger, but they look fraught and rushed. 

Bournemouth know they are far the better team today - and Hull know it too.

Hull 0-1 Bournemouth

Ryan Fraser really is giving Hull a torrid time. The nippy forward is constantly probing for gaps in the backline and very nearly profits at the end of another threatening move by Eddie Howe's side. 

You sense Fraser has a goal in him today... 

Hull 0-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth look really good out there. They are quicker than Hull in thought and deed and the hosts are chasing shadows. 

Another crisp passing move almost ends with Ryan Fraser getting in behind but the through ball was just too heavy. 

Moments later Benik Afobe very nearly profits from more slack defending as he muscles his way past last man Michael Dawson to latch on to the goalkeeper's kick downfield, but Eldin Jakupovic comes out to block. 

Really poor from the home side, completely outfoxed by very basic route-one football.

Bournemouth"s Benik Afobe in action with Hull City"s Eldin Jakupovic (R) and Michael Dawson (L)
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'Disastrous for Hull'

Hull City 0-1 Bournemouth

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It was a definite penalty, Ryan Fraser has got free and it's clumsy from Harry Maguire.

A disastrous start for Hull.

CLOSE!

Hull 0-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth are being allowed loads of room in front of the Hull defence and Harry Arter very nearly punishes the home side, drilling in a shot from 20 yards that has Eldin Jakupovc scrambling but flashes just wide.

Hull 0-1 Bournemouth

Another chance for Bournemouth as Jack Wilshere is allowed to run unchallenged into the area but his shot is charged down by Curtis Davies.

Bournemouth"s Jack Wilshere in action with Hull City"s Ryan Mason
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Hull 0-1 Bournemouth

Hull have shown nothing since falling behind early on. 

Marco Silva is prowling the touchline looking frustrated already.

Can he motivate his troops to find an equaliser?

Marco Silva looks dejected
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GOAL to Bournemouth

Junior Stanislas

And Hull are duly inflicted with the full punishment for Maguire's poorly-timed challenge as Junior Stanislas steps up to lash the ball beyond Eldin Jakupovic. 

Welcome to the Premier League, Mr Silva.

Bournemouth"s Junior Stanislas scores their first goal from a penalty
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Penalty to Bournemouth

We've barely had chance to get ourselves comfy and already Hull have conceded a penalty kick - their 10th of the season.

You could see it coming a mile off in fairness. Ryan Fraser darted into the area and makeshift right-back Harry Maguire went in with a hopelessly late challenge and referee Martin Atkinson had no doubts about the decision.

Hull City"s Harry Maguire fouls Bournemouth"s Ryan Fraser for a penalty
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KICK-OFF

Off we go at the KCOM Stadium.

Hull v Bournemouth (15:00 GMT)

The teams are out on the pitch and it's handshakes all round. 

Bottom side Hull have a nightmare run of league fixtures after this one - against Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal - so avoiding defeat is absolutely vital.

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Hull City

  • Hull have failed to win any of their last nine Premier League games, and have lost four of the last five.
  • At home, they have lost only one of their last five league fixtures (W1, D3) - and that was against Manchester City.
  • Hull's last three Premier League home games have produced 13 goals.
  • The Tigers have conceded 20 goals from set-pieces (including penalties) in 2016-17, more than any other Premier League side.
  • Marco Silva won 28 of his 30 league matches as Olympiacos manager last season (D1, L1), winning the title by 30 points.

We need quality - Silva

Hull v Bournemouth (15:00 GMT)

Hull head coach Marco Silva: "We try to find solutions for the side and our backline and if you pay attention, our squad is playing just one system at the moment.

"We don't have the wingers in our squad, natural wingers, we don't have them but we are trying to put this type of player into our squad. We need a right-back also, but we will see what is possible.

"Bringing in players is important because it is impossible at this level to be training with 13 or 14 players... we need to add quality players to our dressing room."

Marco Silva
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Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth have conceded three goals in six of their last eight league games.
  • They have won just two of their last 12 Premier League away games (D2, L8).
  • Artur Boruc's next appearance will be his 100th in the Premier League. He will become the fourth Pole to reach a century after fellow goalkeepers Wojciech Szczesny, Jerzy Dudek and Lukasz Fabianski.

Attitude and application the key - Howe

Hull v Bournemouth (15:00 GMT)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "Hull have had their difficulties, but we need to go into it like we did the Swansea game, with a good attitude and application.

"We know how difficult this weekend will be, we have to be at our best levels against a side with a new manager."

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LAWRO'S PREDICTION

Hull v Bournemouth (15:00 GMT)

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender

Our Mark Lawrenson has not tipped Hull to win all season... and he's not about to start now, even with the renewed optimism around the KCOM.

He's a hard man...

"It is early days for Hull under their new boss Marco Silva. They beat Swansea in the FA Cup and, although they lost at Manchester United in the EFL Cup semi-final, their performance was respectable.

"It is going to be tough for the Tigers on Saturday, though, because they played in midweek and Bournemouth did not."

Prediction: 1-2

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