A superb second-half Robbie Brady strike from outside the area secured victory for Hull against Reading.

The Tigers, who had failed to score in their opening three home league and cup games, were on top early on with Aaron McLean and Brady both going close.

Adam Federici had a busy time in the Royals goal, turning Matt Fryatt's powerful right-footed effort behind.

Hull won it when Brady drilled a 25-yard shot into the net as Reading lost for the fourth time in a row.

The Royals will hope that striker Adam Le Fondre, signed from Rotherham United on Saturday, will be able to make a quick impression.

The visitors had few clear-cut chances against a solid Hull defence. The normally-reliable Ian Harte lifted a free-kick high over the crossbar midway through the first half.

Royals boss Brian McDermott, who handed Kaspars Gorkss his debut after signing him from QPR, urged his side forward and Hal Robson-Kanu responded with a fine 20-yard drive which went just wide.

But Hull deserved their goal on the balance of play and both clubs now have a two-week break before their next fixtures.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Hull

  • 01 Basso
  • 02 Rosenior
  • 03 Dawson
  • 05 Chester
  • 06 Hobbs
  • 04 McKenna Booked
  • 10 Koren Booked
  • 14 Cairney
  • 09 Mclean (Simpson - 87' )
  • 12 Fryatt Booked (Barmby - 80' )
  • 17 Brady

Substitutes

  • 19 Dudgeon
  • 08 Evans
  • 18 Barmby
  • 11 Simpson
  • 22 Adebola

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 02 Griffin Booked (Church - 79' )
  • 05 Pearce
  • 17 Gorkss
  • 23 Harte (Mills - 82' )
  • 04 Karacan
  • 08 Leigertwood
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 14 Kebe
  • 19 Robson-Kanu
  • 10 Hunt (Manset - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 12 McCarthy
  • 16 Mills
  • 06 Gunnarsson
  • 18 Church
  • 22 Manset
Ref: Langford
Att: 17,295

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

8 3

Corners

14 2

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Hobbs by Mathieu Manset. Indirect free kick taken by Adriano Basso.

90:00 +0:38

Tom Cairney challenges Jimmy Kebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joseph Mills fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

89:40

Jimmy Kebe takes a shot. Adriano Basso makes a save.

88:25

Mikele Leigertwood is penalised for a handball. Adriano Basso takes the indirect free kick.

87:42

Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

87:42 Booking

Booking Paul McKenna receives a caution.

87:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McKenna on Mathieu Manset.

86:36 Substitution

Substitution Jay Simpson replaces Aaron Mclean.

84:12

Tom Cairney crosses the ball, Effort from deep inside the area by Robbie Brady misses to the right of the target.

84:05

Centre by Nick Barmby, blocked by Jem Karacan.

81:28 Substitution

Substitution Ian Harte leaves the field to be replaced by Joseph Mills.

80:39

The ball is delivered by Mikele Leigertwood, Simon Church takes a shot. Save by Adriano Basso. Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Tom Cairney.

79:36 Substitution

Substitution Nick Barmby on for Matt Fryatt.

78:17 Substitution

Substitution Andy Griffin goes off and Simon Church comes on.

76:20

Robert Koren fouled by Andy Griffin, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Robert Koren from left wing.

75:17

Mathieu Manset has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

74:00

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe.

72:56

Assist on the goal came from Aaron Mclean.

72:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Robbie Brady - Hull 1 - 0 Reading Robbie Brady finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Hull 1-0 Reading.

72:02 Substitution

Substitution Noel Hunt leaves the field to be replaced by Mathieu Manset.

71:12

Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

71:12 Booking

Booking Robert Koren goes into the book.

71:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Koren on Jimmy Kebe.

71:00

The ball is swung over by Robbie Brady, save by Adam Federici.

69:06

Matt Fryatt fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adriano Basso.

68:01

Corner taken by Tom Cairney played to the near post, Adam Federici makes a save.

67:55

Centre by Robbie Brady, clearance by Jem Karacan.

65:21

Hal Robson-Kanu produces a cross, save by Adriano Basso.

64:15

The ball is delivered by Andy Dawson.

62:06

Foul by Jobi McAnuff on Liam Rosenior, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Rosenior.

61:36

Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball.

61:03

The ball is swung over by Liam Rosenior, save by Adam Federici.

57:48

Robert Koren delivers the ball, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

56:35

Tom Cairney takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

56:25

Liam Rosenior crosses the ball, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

55:14

Centre by Jobi McAnuff.

53:43

Paul McKenna sends in a cross, clearance made by Andy Griffin.

51:58

A cross is delivered by Robbie Brady.

50:56

Liam Rosenior produces a cross, Adam Federici makes a save.

50:34

A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, save by Adriano Basso.

46:28

Corner taken left-footed by Tom Cairney from the right by-line to the near post, Noel Hunt makes a clearance.

46:11

Corner crossed in by Robert Koren, Adam Federici makes a save.

46:00

Paul McKenna takes a shot. Jem Karacan gets a block in.

45:31

Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save. Tom Cairney takes the inswinging corner, save by Adam Federici.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom Cairney. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +0:01

A cross is delivered by Robbie Brady, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

44:27

Foul by Noel Hunt on Liam Rosenior, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adriano Basso.

42:02

Alex Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Mclean. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Robert Koren from left wing, clearance by Jobi McAnuff.

41:26

Jem Karacan challenges Jack Hobbs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adriano Basso takes the indirect free kick.

41:16

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Kebe, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.

41:03

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe, save by Adriano Basso.

39:51

The ball is delivered by Robbie Brady, Matt Fryatt has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

38:01

Foul by Robbie Brady on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

37:20

Inswinging corner taken by Robert Koren from the left by-line.

37:14

The ball is delivered by Robert Koren, Andy Griffin gets a block in.

36:53

Tom Cairney takes a shot. Andy Griffin gets a block in.

36:46

The ball is delivered by Liam Rosenior, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

36:40

The ball is delivered by Robbie Brady, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

36:03

Centre by Kaspars Gorkss, Jack Hobbs manages to make a clearance.

35:18

Effort from just outside the area by Paul McKenna goes over the bar.

33:56

Kaspars Gorkss challenges Aaron Mclean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cross/shot by Robbie Brady, Adam Federici makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Noel Hunt.

33:09

Tom Cairney takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Noel Hunt.

32:11

Tom Cairney takes the free kick.

32:11 Booking

Booking The referee books Andy Griffin for unsporting behaviour.

32:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Griffin on Robert Koren.

31:09

Centre by Andy Griffin, clearance by James Chester.

30:34

The ball is sent over by Andy Griffin, James Chester makes a clearance.

29:15

Shot from just outside the box by Hal Robson-Kanu misses to the right of the target.

26:25

A cross is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu, save by Adriano Basso.

24:42

Robert Koren takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici. Robert Koren takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Aaron Mclean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Federici. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

22:59

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line.

21:29

The official flags Matt Fryatt offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

21:14

Robbie Brady delivers the ball, clearance by Alex Pearce.

19:49

Robbie Brady sends in a cross, Adam Federici makes a save.

19:03

Noel Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Rosenior. Adriano Basso takes the indirect free kick.

18:37

The ball is delivered by Robert Koren, clearance made by Jem Karacan.

18:13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Koren, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

18:07

Robbie Brady crosses the ball, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

16:49

Foul by James Chester on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

15:08

Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

15:08 Booking

Booking Matt Fryatt goes into the book.

15:01

Matt Fryatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Federici.

14:09

The ball is crossed by Tom Cairney, save by Adam Federici.

13:31

Liam Rosenior delivers the ball, blocked by Ian Harte. Inswinging corner taken by Tom Cairney from the right by-line, Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

12:43

Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross.

12:04

Paul McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

11:22

Ian Harte crosses the ball. The official flags Jimmy Kebe offside. Free kick taken by Adriano Basso.

10:27

Aaron Mclean is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

9:54

Centre by Liam Rosenior, save by Adam Federici.

8:32

The ball is sent over by Robert Koren, Kaspars Gorkss manages to make a clearance. Robbie Brady takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

7:09

The ball is delivered by Robert Koren, Jem Karacan manages to make a clearance.

5:59

Noel Hunt challenges Andy Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Hobbs.

5:22

Tom Cairney delivers the ball, save by Adam Federici.

4:17

Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Adriano Basso makes a save.

3:21

Corner taken by Tom Cairney from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

2:40

The ball is sent over by Robbie Brady, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Cairney from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Noel Hunt.

1:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Noel Hunt. Adriano Basso takes the free kick.

0:26

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Cairney from the right by-line to the near post, Close range headed effort by Aaron Mclean misses to the right of the target.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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