Colin Kazim-Richards scored his second goal in as many games as a lacklustre Blackburn edged past Hull.

On-loan Galatasaray forward Kazim-Richards broke the deadlock in the 77th minute after Hull failed to deal with Dickson Etuhu's cross.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean received a familiar barracking from his own supporters during the match.

Analysis

"Blackburn have got a chance this season. Steve Kean has got four points from six now. But the atmosphere was very subdued. Are the fans disappointed that they've won the game because it means Steve Kean is going to stay in charge? All he can do is keep winning games."

They chanted "1-0 and we want Kean out" to indicate they were far from satisfied despite the victory.

Chances were at a premium throughout and the three centre-backs Steve Bruce selected for Hull were largely untroubled by Blackburn, whose attacks lacked tempo and guile.

As chants of "Kean out" rumbled from the stands, Hull fashioned the best chance of the first half - with keeper Paul Robinson pushing over when Sone Aluko set Tigers striker Nick Proschwitz free in the area.

After the break, a cross from Hull wing-back Liam Rosenior dipped over Robinson but Joe Dudgeon could only steer into the side netting at the back post.

Rosenior then made a vital contribution at the other end midway through the half, decisively glancing Bradley Orr's cross behind with Kazim-Richards poised to strike.

Veteran striker Nuno Gomes came off the bench to help set up Blackburn's winner, chesting down Etuhu's floated ball from the right and prodding across goal to spark a scramble that Kazim-Richards finished by rifling home.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean:

"The thing that I'm focusing on is wins and clean sheets.

"We've managed to get a really good point on Saturday, a clean sheet today, scored a goal and I'm sure by the time we get another couple of victories the fans will be happy."

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"For all our good football and the way we are defensively, if you don't score and take the chances somewhere like here, it's going to be a frustrating night for you.

"I think after being at the club a few weeks, that's going to be our Achilles heel."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Blackburn Rovers

  • 01 Robinson
  • 02 Orr
  • 05 Givet
  • 16 Dann
  • 06 Lowe
  • 08 Dunn (Ribeiro - 62' )
  • 13 Murphy
  • 14 Ms Olsson
  • 18 Etuhu
  • 07 Nunes (Nuno Gomes - 62' )
  • 39 Kazim-Richards Booked (Pedersen - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Kean
  • 31 G Hanley
  • 32 Ribeiro
  • 12 Pedersen
  • 17 Jorge
  • 19 Edinho Junior
  • 21 Nuno Gomes

Hull City

  • 22 Amos
  • 02 Rosenior (Mclean - 87' )
  • 05 Chester
  • 19 Dudgeon
  • 28 Bruce
  • 04 McKenna (Simpson - 84' )
  • 08 Evans (Cairney - 73' )
  • 10 Koren
  • 23 Faye
  • 24 Aluko
  • 33 Proschwitz

Substitutes

  • 13 Oxley
  • 15 McShane
  • 07 Stewart
  • 14 Cairney
  • 16 Olofinjana
  • 09 Mclean
  • 11 Simpson
Ref: Bates
Att: 13,562

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

5 5

Corners

8 5

Fouls

11 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:12 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +4:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mclean on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +4:14

Jason Lowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Dudgeon. Free kick taken by Joe Dudgeon.

90:00 +2:55

Shot from just outside the box by Sone Aluko misses to the right of the target.

90:00 +2:07

Foul by Dickson Etuhu on Tom Cairney, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Robert Koren.

90:00 +1:53

The ball is delivered by Joe Dudgeon, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:07

Long range effort by Jason Lowe goes wide right of the net.

90:00 +0:48

Short corner worked by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

90:00 +0:08

Aaron Mclean concedes a free kick for a foul on Bruno Ribeiro. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

89:40

Tom Cairney takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Lowe.

88:03

Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren from the left by-line, Headed effort from just outside the penalty area by Aaron Mclean goes over the crossbar.

86:46 Substitution

Substitution (Hull) makes a substitution, with Aaron Mclean coming on for Liam Rosenior.

84:54

Liam Rosenior fouled by Markus Olsson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Rosenior.

84:13 Substitution

Substitution (Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Morten Gamst Pedersen coming on for Colin Kazim-Richards.

83:06 Substitution

Substitution Paul McKenna leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Simpson.

80:35

Liam Rosenior sends in a cross, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

80:02

Sone Aluko takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

77:42 Booking

Booking Booking for Colin Kazim-Richards for unsporting behaviour.

76:27

Assist on the goal came from Miguel Nuno Gomes.

76:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Colin Kazim-Richards - Blackburn 1 - 0 Hull Colin Kazim-Richards gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 Hull.

75:54

Dickson Etuhu crosses the ball, Miguel Nuno Gomes takes a shot.

73:58

Sone Aluko takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

72:46 Substitution

Substitution Corry Evans goes off and Tom Cairney comes on.

72:15

Colin Kazim-Richards takes a shot. Save by Ben Amos.

70:03

Bruno Ribeiro takes a shot. Ben Amos makes a save.

69:38

Centre by Colin Kazim-Richards, Ben Amos makes a save.

69:04

The offside flag is raised against Sone Aluko. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

68:41

Robert Koren takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

68:04

Sone Aluko has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

66:58

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Murphy from the left by-line, clearance made by Abdoulaye Faye.

66:40

The ball is swung over by Markus Olsson. The ball is sent over by Bradley Orr, Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.

64:35

Corner taken by Danny Murphy from the right by-line, Ben Amos makes a save.

60:56 Substitution

Substitution Bruno Ribeiro comes on in place of David Dunn.

60:56 Substitution

Substitution (Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Miguel Nuno Gomes coming on for Fabio Nunes.

60:56

The ball is delivered by Bradley Orr.

59:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Sone Aluko. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Robert Koren.

55:50

Fabio Nunes challenges Liam Rosenior unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Amos restarts play with the free kick.

55:38

The ball is crossed by Markus Olsson, clearance by James Chester.

55:04

The ball is delivered by Jason Lowe, clearance by Abdoulaye Faye.

54:37

The ball is sent over by Markus Olsson, blocked by Corry Evans.

53:59

Scott Dann crosses the ball.

52:30

Sone Aluko fouled by Scott Dann, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Koren takes the free kick.

51:40

The ball is swung over by Liam Rosenior.

50:50

Fabio Nunes produces a cross.

50:02

David Dunn takes a short corner, The ball is sent over by Fabio Nunes, blocked by Liam Rosenior. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Murphy from the left by-line, clearance made by James Chester.

47:45

Colin Kazim-Richards challenges Paul McKenna unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Chester restarts play with the free kick.

46:52

Danny Murphy takes the inswinging corner, save made by Ben Amos.

46:06

Markus Olsson crosses the ball.

45:41

Markus Olsson produces a cross, blocked by Corry Evans.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +0:15 Half time

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

43:38

Robert Koren takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

41:08

Centre by Liam Rosenior, clearance by Scott Dann. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Koren, Header from deep inside the area by Abdoulaye Faye goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

40:56

The offside flag is raised against Sone Aluko. Direct free kick taken by Gael Givet.

39:45

Short corner taken by Robert Koren, Paul McKenna takes a shot. Gael Givet gets a block in.

39:36

The ball is sent over by Robert Koren, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

38:43

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Murphy, clearance by Nick Proschwitz.

37:01

Markus Olsson takes a shot. David Dunn gets a block in.

36:25

Danny Murphy takes the inswinging corner, Joe Dudgeon makes a clearance.

34:18

Effort on goal by Markus Olsson from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

33:08

Centre by Liam Rosenior. Nick Proschwitz is caught offside. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

32:26

Markus Olsson delivers the ball. Bradley Orr delivers the ball, clearance by Abdoulaye Faye.

26:23

Sone Aluko challenges Jason Lowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Dann takes the free kick.

25:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabio Nunes on Liam Rosenior. Abdoulaye Faye restarts play with the free kick.

25:01

Nick Proschwitz takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson. Inswinging corner taken by Robert Koren from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Scott Dann.

22:34

A cross is delivered by Markus Olsson, clearance by Abdoulaye Faye.

18:37

Alex Bruce sends in a cross, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

17:47

Danny Murphy challenges Liam Rosenior unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sone Aluko, Markus Olsson makes a clearance.

16:12

The ball is crossed by Markus Olsson, Headed effort from inside the area by Colin Kazim-Richards misses to the right of the goal.

15:44

The ball is swung over by Fabio Nunes, clearance made by Alex Bruce.

14:52

Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren, Paul Robinson makes a save.

13:58

Danny Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdoulaye Faye. Free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.

12:11

Colin Kazim-Richards takes a shot. Abdoulaye Faye gets a block in.

11:57

Centre by Fabio Nunes, James Chester manages to make a clearance.

11:23

Centre by Colin Kazim-Richards, James Chester manages to make a clearance.

10:11

Nick Proschwitz takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

7:12

Centre by Joe Dudgeon, blocked by Jason Lowe.

5:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Dudgeon by Bradley Orr. Alex Bruce takes the direct free kick.

4:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Nunes by Liam Rosenior. Gael Givet restarts play with the free kick.

3:30

The ball is sent over by Jason Lowe, Effort from deep inside the area by Colin Kazim-Richards misses to the right of the target.

2:29

David Dunn sends in a cross, blocked by Joe Dudgeon.

0:48

The ball is sent over by Bradley Orr.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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