In-form Hull City secured victory over Nottingham Forest but still missed out on a Championship play-off spot.

Hull, who suffered five successive defeats last month, cannot catch sixth-placed Cardiff after they gained a point against Leeds earlier in the day.

Forest went behind against the run of play when Hull defender Liam Rosenior's shot hit the post and rebounded in off Chris Gunter.

Fryatt drove home a late penalty before Radoslaw Majewski replied for Forest.

Forest went into the game knowing that their Championship status was assured last week, while the Tigers knew their top-six bid was over by the earlier result at Cardiff City Stadium.

The visitors were first to threaten when Paul Anderson headed wide from Andy Reid's cross while Hull's first goal attempt saw Richard Garcia's shot comfortably held by Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp.

Hull keeper Vito Mannone, on-loan from Arsenal, pulled off a superb save to keep out Majewski's angled shot in the 53rd minute, but during Forest's best spell Hull took a fortunate lead.

Rosenior's shot from the right came back off the post and rebounded off Forest defender Gunter beyond Camp.

Hull made the game safe when Gunter was adjudged to have brought down Fryatt in the box, and the Tigers striker picked himself up to power home the subsequent penalty low into the centre of goal.

Gunter went some way to amending his misdemeanours deep into injury time when he crossed for Majewski to convert from 12 yards.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Hull City

  • 28 Mannone
  • 02 Rosenior Booked
  • 03 Dawson
  • 05 Chester
  • 34 Cooper
  • 04 McKenna
  • 07 Stewart (Brady - 56' )
  • 08 Evans Booked
  • 10 Koren (King - 34' )
  • 12 Fryatt
  • 29 Garcia Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Oxley
  • 26 Bradley
  • 30 Olofinjana
  • 17 Brady
  • 27 King

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 03 Cunningham
  • 04 Chambers
  • 16 Gunter
  • 26 Elokobi
  • 07 Anderson (Greening - 74' )
  • 10 McGugan
  • 11 Reid Booked
  • 22 Guedioura
  • 28 Majewski
  • 20 Tudgay (Findley - 41' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Smith
  • 02 Wootton
  • 27 Moloney
  • 14 Greening
  • 24 Findley
Ref: Geoff Eltrigham
Att: 20,786

Match Stats

Shots

7 13

On target

3 7

Corners

3 9

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:58 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:26

Liam Rosenior gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Findley. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:17

A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter.

90:00 +2:17

The assist for the goal came from Chris Gunter.

90:00 +2:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Radoslaw Majewski - Hull 2 - 1 Nott'm For Radoslaw Majewski gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Hull 2-1 Nottm Forest.

90:00 +2:11

Chris Gunter produces a cross,

90:00 +0:24

Robbie Brady takes a shot. Blocked by Adlene Guedioura.

89:50

The ball is delivered by Andy Reid, clearance by Liam Cooper. Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid to the near post, save by Vito Mannone.

88:35

Cross/shot by Richard Garcia.

88:01

Andy Reid crosses the ball, save by Vito Mannone.

86:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adlene Guedioura on Joshua King. Free kick taken by Paul McKenna.

83:15

Greg Cunningham fouled by Robbie Brady, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Andy Reid.

80:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Fryatt - Hull 2 - 0 Nott'm For Penalty taken right-footed by Matt Fryatt and scored. Hull 2-0 Nottm Forest.

79:55

Chris Gunter gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt.

78:58

Liam Rosenior takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Chambers. Corner taken left-footed by Andy Dawson from the right by-line, save made by Lee Camp.

78:54

The ball is sent over by Richard Garcia, George Elokobi makes a clearance.

78:08

Robbie Findley is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

77:29

Chris Gunter is caught offside. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

74:40

The ball is swung over by Radoslaw Majewski, Andy Reid takes a shot. Blocked by James Chester. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Corry Evans.

74:11

The ball is delivered by Radoslaw Majewski, clearance made by Liam Cooper.

73:01

Andy Reid crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Andy Dawson manages to make a clearance.

73:01 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Greening is brought on as a substitute for Paul Anderson.

73:01 Booking

Booking Corry Evans is booked.

72:50

Robbie Findley fouled by Corry Evans, the ref awards a free kick.

72:01

Effort from inside the area by Paul Anderson misses to the left of the target.

71:13

Adlene Guedioura is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Vito Mannone takes the direct free kick.

70:33

Robbie Findley crosses the ball, Liam Cooper gets a block in. Andy Reid takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Vito Mannone.

69:51

The ball is crossed by Paul Anderson, James Chester manages to make a clearance.

69:17

George Elokobi takes the free kick.

69:17 Booking

Booking Liam Rosenior is given a yellow card.

69:06

Unfair challenge on Andy Reid by Liam Rosenior results in a free kick.

65:46

Effort on goal by Adlene Guedioura from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

65:09

Richard Garcia crosses the ball, clearance by George Elokobi.

62:35

Richard Garcia challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Chambers takes the direct free kick.

60:42

Liam Rosenior restarts play with the free kick.

60:42 Booking

Booking Andy Reid goes into the book.

60:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Reid on Paul McKenna.

59:33

Unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Richard Garcia results in a free kick. Andy Reid crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Paul McKenna. The ball is swung over by Lewis McGugan, Liam Cooper makes a clearance.

57:27

Liam Rosenior provided the assist for the goal.

57:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Gunter - Hull 1 - 0 Nott'm For Chris Gunter puts the ball into his own goal from 6 yards. Hull 1-0 Nottm Forest.

57:24

Shot by Liam Rosenior from deep inside the penalty area bounces off the post.

56:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt by Luke Chambers. Free kick taken by Andy Dawson.

55:40 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Brady comes on in place of Cameron Stewart.

55:23

Centre by Chris Gunter, clearance made by James Chester.

52:56

Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.

52:42

Unfair challenge on Robbie Findley by James Chester results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan restarts play with the free kick.

52:31

Matt Fryatt crosses the ball, clearance made by Luke Chambers.

51:22

Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.

50:09

Andy Reid decides to take the corner short, George Elokobi produces a cross, clearance made by Liam Cooper.

48:04

Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Vito Mannone makes a save.

47:11

Chris Gunter delivers the ball, save by Vito Mannone.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:29 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

42:46

Corry Evans produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

40:06

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andy Dawson from left wing, save made by Lee Camp.

40:06 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Tudgay goes off and Robbie Findley comes on.

40:06

Chris Gunter challenges Richard Garcia unfairly and gives away a free kick.

39:33

Lewis McGugan restarts play with the free kick.

39:33 Booking

Booking Richard Garcia shown a yellow card.

39:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Richard Garcia.

37:47

The ball is crossed by Liam Rosenior, Adlene Guedioura gets a block in. Andy Dawson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Radoslaw Majewski.

36:40

The ball is swung over by Paul Anderson, clearance by Liam Rosenior.

32:00

Corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line played to the near post, Corry Evans makes a clearance.

32:00 Substitution

Substitution Joshua King replaces Robert Koren.

32:00

Chris Gunter takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Cooper.

31:42

Greg Cunningham produces a cross, clearance by Andy Dawson.

30:58

Lewis McGugan delivers the ball.

30:07

The ball is crossed by Greg Cunningham, Richard Garcia gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Andy Reid from the left by-line, clearance by James Chester.

28:16

Andy Reid challenges Robert Koren unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Rosenior has an effort direct from the free kick.

27:36

Paul Anderson produces a cross.

24:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Cameron Stewart. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andy Reid, Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance. Andy Reid takes the inswinging corner, save made by Vito Mannone.

23:06

Andy Reid takes a shot. Liam Cooper gets a block in. Andy Reid takes the inswinging corner, save by Vito Mannone. Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone. Matt Fryatt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

22:57

A cross is delivered by Greg Cunningham, Corry Evans manages to make a clearance.

21:59

Lewis McGugan fouled by Corry Evans, the ref awards a free kick. George Elokobi restarts play with the free kick.

20:10

The ball is swung over by Andy Reid, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Radoslaw Majewski misses to the right of the goal.

18:58

Adlene Guedioura takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the net.

18:40

The ball is delivered by Adlene Guedioura, Liam Rosenior makes a clearance.

17:29

Richard Garcia takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

13:02

Cameron Stewart fouled by Greg Cunningham, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Dawson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Lee Camp makes a save.

12:36

Lewis McGugan concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Koren. Direct free kick taken by Robert Koren.

11:30

A cross is delivered by Andy Reid, Headed effort from inside the area by Paul Anderson misses to the left of the target.

8:44

Richard Garcia sends in a cross, Adlene Guedioura manages to make a clearance.

6:12

A cross is delivered by Robert Koren.

5:38

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Koren, clearance made by George Elokobi.

4:10

Andy Reid takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Liam Cooper.

4:03

The ball is swung over by Chris Gunter, Liam Cooper makes a clearance.

1:09

The ball is sent over by Andy Reid, Liam Cooper manages to make a clearance.

0:04

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Gunter.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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