Hull 0-2 Macclesfield

Two goals from Emile Sinclair secured League Two side Macclesfield a superb Carling Cup win at Hull in one of the shock results of the first round.

Sinclair showed great poise to run clear and side-foot the Silkmen into a 17th-minute lead at the KC Stadium.

The striker struck again in similar circumstances just before the hour mark to seal Town's victory.

The visitors had to defend bravely to finally secure the win, with goalkeeper Jose Veiga making a number of saves.

The win is a huge morale boost for Macclesfield, who were beaten 1-0 at home in their opening league fixture by newly relegated Dagenham & Redbridge.

Hull made seven changes to the side that lost 1-0 at home to Blackpool in their opening Championship fixture on Friday.

EMILE SINCLAIR

  • Born 29 December 1987 in Leeds
  • Began his career at Nottingham Forest after being released from Bradford's academy
  • Had loan spells at Brentford, Mansfield and Macclesfield before joining latter permanently in January 2009
  • Last season he scored six goals in 34 appearances

However, this should take nothing away from Macclesfield's achievement, which was built around incisive attack and solid defending.

They demonstrated the latter early on when Fryatt drew a fine save from Veiga.

It was not long after than Sinclair ran through to collect a raking pass from Carl Tremarco to slot home the opener.

Fryatt and Danny East saw efforts fly wide and over the crossbar respectively and James Harper's angled shot from inside the area was blocked as Hull looked to restore parity before the break.

Their failure to do so and increasing commitment to attack left them vulnerable and midway through the second half the visitors capitalised when Jonathan Bateson provided the assist for the grateful Sinclair to dart through and finish.

Hull pressed for a foothold in the game for the final half hour, but Macclesfield soaked up much of the pressure, while Jack Hobbs, Jamie Devitt and Nick Barmby all wasted good opportunities for the home side.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Hull City manager Nigel Pearson told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was the strongest side we could have fielded tonight and the performance was poor - simple.

"We haven't got the depth of squad, I think that's fairly plain to see. A few players had an opportunity tonight and it wasn't good enough. They've had two attempts and scored two goals.

"There are no excuses. Regardless of the team out there tonight we should have been good enough and we were nowhere near good enough, simple as that."

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We're obviously happy with it and obviously to come here as hugh underdogs, it's a great result for the club.

"We thought that they would have plenty of the ball, so we'd thought we'd deny them space, but Emile takes some catching when he gets going and fortunately it's worked.

"They worked their socks off for each other, they were very disciplined and I'm really proud of them."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (3)

Hull City

  • 01 Basso
  • 03 Dawson
  • 05 Chester
  • 06 Hobbs
  • 25 East
  • 04 McKenna
  • 16 Harper
  • 20 Devitt
  • 27 Pusic (Barmby - 60' )
  • 11 Simpson
  • 12 Fryatt

Substitutes

  • 33 Cracknell
  • 26 Bradley
  • 18 Barmby
  • 23 Atkinson
  • 31 Emerton

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Veiga
  • 02 Bateson
  • 03 Tremarco
  • 05 Brown
  • 14 Diagne
  • 16 Brisley
  • 07 Chalmers (Kay - 78' )
  • 08 Draper
  • 17 Wedgebury
  • 09 Sinclair (Hamshaw - 78' )
  • 23 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 13 Cudworth
  • 04 Kay
  • 12 Mendy
  • 20 Hamshaw
  • 25 Thomas
  • 15 Grant
  • 18 Fairhurst
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 4,826

Match Stats

Shots

20 3

On target

5 2

Corners

10 3

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:04 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:18

James Harper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Wedgbury. Shaun Brisley takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:35

Shot by Jamie Devitt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

88:54

Nick Barmby produces a cross, Tony Diagne gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Paul McKenna from the left by-line, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

87:13

The ball is delivered by Paul McKenna, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Nick Barmby goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

85:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Fryatt on Shaun Brisley. Shaun Brisley takes the direct free kick.

84:36

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line, clearance made by James Chester. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Chester by Sam Wedgbury. Direct free kick taken by Adriano Basso.

84:11

A cross is delivered by Nick Barmby, clearance by Sam Wedgbury.

83:03

Danny East has a curled shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

81:57

Centre by Danny East, clearance by Nathaniel Brown. Effort from outside the area by Andy Dawson goes wide right of the goal.

79:32

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt to the near post, Jonathan Bateson manages to make a clearance.

77:43 Substitution

Substitution Emile Sinclair leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Hamshaw.

77:43 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Chalmers goes off and Scott Kay comes on.

77:08

Foul by Emile Sinclair on Paul McKenna, free kick awarded. Adriano Basso takes the free kick.

76:05

Jay Simpson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

74:21

Paul McKenna crosses the ball.

72:56

Ross Draper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Chester. Free kick taken by James Chester.

71:14

Centre by Jamie Devitt, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Nick Barmby misses to the right of the target.

70:15

Jamie Devitt has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Nathaniel Brown gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Paul McKenna, Tony Diagne makes a clearance. Jamie Devitt crosses the ball, Nathaniel Brown manages to make a clearance. Nick Barmby takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Diagne.

69:46

Centre by Andy Dawson. Short corner taken by Andy Dawson.

68:37

The ball is sent over by Danny East, save by Jose Veiga.

68:26

Ross Draper challenges Matt Fryatt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Fryatt.

66:55

Sam Wedgbury takes the outswinging corner, James Chester challenges Jose Veiga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Veiga takes the free kick.

66:00

The ball is crossed by Paul McKenna, clearance by Nathaniel Brown.

64:45

Foul by Tony Diagne on Paul McKenna, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jamie Devitt from right wing, save by Jose Veiga.

64:04

Jamie Devitt produces a cross, clearance made by Ross Draper.

63:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt from the left by-line to the near post, Jonathan Bateson manages to make a clearance.

62:55

Effort from outside the box by Paul McKenna goes wide right of the target.

62:21

Danny East gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Chalmers. Free kick taken by Carl Tremarco.

60:13

Effort on goal by Jack Hobbs from long range goes over the bar.

59:23 Substitution

Substitution Nick Barmby is brought on as a substitute for Martin Pusic.

58:41

Jonathan Bateson provided the assist for the goal.

58:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Emile Sinclair - Hull 0 - 2 Macclesfld Emile Sinclair finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Hull 0-2 Macclesfield.

55:06

Tony Diagne fouled by Jack Hobbs, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

54:31

Jamie Devitt takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Tony Diagne.

54:26

Paul McKenna produces a cross, clearance made by Jonathan Bateson.

52:11

The ball is sent over by Paul McKenna, Header from deep inside the area by Martin Pusic goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

51:23

Foul by Matt Fryatt on Shaun Brisley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

50:12

Nathaniel Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Pusic. Free kick crossed by Jamie Devitt, clearance by Shaun Brisley.

49:55

The ball is delivered by Paul McKenna, Jonathan Bateson manages to make a clearance.

49:10

Paul McKenna crosses the ball, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

48:08

Jay Simpson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Nathaniel Brown takes the direct free kick.

46:33

Andy Dawson decides to take the corner short. Centre by Jamie Devitt, Jose Veiga makes a save.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +0:54 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Wedgbury. Adriano Basso takes the free kick.

44:05

The ball is swung over by Andy Dawson.

43:14

The ball is delivered by Martin Pusic, Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Nathaniel Brown gets a block in.

42:26

Foul by Ben Tomlinson on Paul McKenna, free kick awarded. Paul McKenna takes the free kick.

41:34

Jonathan Bateson fouled by Martin Pusic, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

40:55

Andy Dawson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Lewis Chalmers manages to make a clearance.

38:39

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

36:58

Sam Wedgbury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Devitt. Jay Simpson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

36:30

James Harper takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Brown.

34:51

The ball is crossed by Danny East, clearance by Shaun Brisley.

33:44

The ball is swung over by Lewis Chalmers, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.

31:49

Paul McKenna produces a cross, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

30:52

Shot on goal by Danny East from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

30:00

Nathaniel Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Dawson. Direct free kick taken by Adriano Basso.

29:29

Sam Wedgbury sends in a cross, James Chester manages to make a clearance.

28:49

Sam Wedgbury takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by James Harper.

27:44

The ball is swung over by Andy Dawson, save by Jose Veiga.

26:23

Unfair challenge on Martin Pusic by Ross Draper results in a free kick. Jamie Devitt produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

23:36

The ball is crossed by Jamie Devitt, Nathaniel Brown manages to make a clearance.

17:51

Matt Fryatt has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

16:47

Assist by Carl Tremarco.

16:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Emile Sinclair - Hull 0 - 1 Macclesfld Emile Sinclair gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Hull 0-1 Macclesfield.

15:32

Shot from just outside the box by Jamie Devitt goes over the bar.

13:41

Shot from just outside the box by Sam Wedgbury goes over the bar.

13:35

A cross is delivered by Sam Wedgbury, clearance by Jack Hobbs.

12:18

Emile Sinclair fouled by Jack Hobbs, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Bateson.

12:10

The ball is swung over by Danny East, Carl Tremarco manages to make a clearance.

11:36

Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

10:38

The ball is swung over by Andy Dawson, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

9:21

Shaun Brisley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Simpson. Strike comes in from Jamie Devitt from the free kick.

5:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony Diagne on Jack Hobbs. Adriano Basso takes the direct free kick.

3:04

The referee blows for offside against Matt Fryatt. Shaun Brisley takes the indirect free kick.

1:32

The ball is sent over by Jay Simpson, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance. Corner taken by Andy Dawson from the right by-line played to the near post.

1:18

Martin Pusic sends in a cross, Nathaniel Brown manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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Hull 0-2 Macclesfield

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