Hull City 2-0 Blackburn

Egyptian duo Gedo and Ahmed Elmohamady both struck as Hull City strengthened their automatic promotion charge against Blackburn Rovers.

Gedo broke the deadlock by side-footing home Stephen Quinn's cross, his third goal in four games since signing on loan from Al Ahly.

And Elmohamady sealed the points with a well-executed volley which gave Rovers keeper Jake Kean little chance.

Blackburn's DJ Campbell mis-controlled from a great scoring position.

Why Hull fans have taken to Gedo

The 28-year-old has scored in his last three appearances for the Tigers. He hit the winner in the 1-0 win over Charlton on 16 February having also scored in the 2-1 success over Derby County four days earlier

Hull have won four of the last five league games and in Gedo and Elmohamady have found a potent scoring combination.

Blackburn would have suffered a heavier defeat but for 22-year-old Kean, who produced excellent saves to deny David Meyler and Gedo before the latter scored in the 52nd minute.

Robert Brady's corner fell to Stephen Quinn, whose fine cross into the middle allowed Gedo to side-foot back into the net.

The busy Kean then produced another fine stop to deny Jack Hobbs from a corner before Hull establish added a second in the 67th minute.

Brady's cross to the back post found Elmohamady who lashed the ball home first time to condemn Rovers to a first Championship defeat since 19 January.

Hull manager Steve Bruce on Gedo:

"We needed it. We needed somebody to come. We all know what happened on deadline day.

"To get three in three, I know he'll hit a wall but, hopefully, with the sun shining [when] it gets into spring. He's a very, very good player.

"He uses that bit of class, he's got good ability and thankfully he's got three in three which is the icing on the cake for us."

Blackburn manager Michael Appleton:

"I think obviously after the euphoria of Saturday there was always a danger of the players being unable to pick themselves up and repeat the type of performance they showed.

"You've got to give credit to Hull. They started the game OK and they certainly came out of the blocks second half really well."

On Rovers keeper Jake Kean:

"He's obviously a lad who's had an opportunity and his reputation is growing game by game.

"He's got half a chance, the kid. At the start of the season he was probably third-choice goalkeeper and he's taken the mantle on and he's earned the right to be number-one keeper at the minute."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Hull City

  • 34 Stockdale
  • 05 Chester
  • 06 Hobbs
  • 28 Bruce
  • 08 Evans Booked (Olofinjana - 88' )
  • 10 Koren (Fathi - 90' )
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 29 Quinn
  • 31 Meyler
  • 22 Gedo (Cairney - 89' )
  • 30 Brady

Substitutes

  • 01 Jakupovic
  • 02 Rosenior
  • 17 Fathi
  • 14 Cairney
  • 16 Olofinjana
  • 11 Simpson
  • 33 Proschwitz

Blackburn

  • 34 Kean
  • 02 Orr Booked
  • 03 Mn Olsson Booked
  • 16 Dann
  • 23 Rekik Booked (Bentley - 59' )
  • 31 G Hanley
  • 06 Lowe
  • 13 Murphy
  • 17 Williamson (Campbell - 59' )
  • 11 Rhodes
  • 39 Kazim-Richards Booked

Substitutes

  • 30 Usai
  • 05 Givet
  • 12 Pedersen
  • 14 Ms Olsson
  • 35 Bentley
  • 10 Campbell
  • 21 Nuno Gomes
Ref: Robinson
Att: 15,981

Match Stats

Shots

8 1

On target

7 1

Corners

10 3

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:15 Full time

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

90:00 +4:25 Substitution

Substitution Ahmed Fathi replaces Robert Koren.

90:00 +3:00

The ball is sent over by Colin Kazim-Richards, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.

90:00 +0:22

DJ Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cairney. David Stockdale takes the free kick.

89:45

Martin Olsson produces a cross, clearance made by Robbie Brady.

88:35 Substitution

Substitution Tom Cairney comes on in place of Mohamed Gedo.

88:07

David Meyler produces a cross, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

87:02 Substitution

Substitution Seyi Olofinjana replaces Corry Evans.

87:02

DJ Campbell sends in a cross, clearance by Alex Bruce.

85:49

David Meyler produces a cross, clearance by Scott Dann.

84:29

A cross is delivered by Bradley Orr, blocked by Robbie Brady.

84:10

DJ Campbell produces a cross, Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.

83:49

The ball is crossed by Robbie Brady, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

83:27

Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady, clearance by Scott Dann.

82:56

A cross is delivered by David Bentley, David Stockdale makes a save.

78:03

Corner taken by David Bentley from the left by-line played to the near post, Ahmed Elmohamady manages to make a clearance.

77:09

The free kick is delivered right-footed by David Bentley from right channel, David Meyler manages to make a clearance.

77:09 Booking

Booking Corry Evans is booked.

76:51

Corry Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Colin Kazim-Richards.

73:37

Foul by Jason Lowe on Corry Evans, free kick awarded. James Chester takes the free kick.

73:08

The ball is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

72:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Meyler on Martin Olsson. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Bentley, save made by David Stockdale.

70:26

The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Brady from the right by-line, Jack Hobbs challenges Grant Hanley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

70:04

The ball is delivered by David Meyler, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

68:28

A cross is delivered by Mohamed Gedo.

66:23

Robbie Brady provided the assist for the goal.

66:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Ahmed Elmohamady - Hull City 2 - 0 Blackburn Goal scored by Ahmed Elmohamady from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hull 2-0 Blackburn.

66:17

The ball is sent over by Robbie Brady,

64:55

The ball is crossed by Bradley Orr, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.

64:33

Martin Olsson delivers the ball, clearance by Jack Hobbs.

63:06

Mohamed Gedo challenges Scott Dann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

62:15

A cross is delivered by Colin Kazim-Richards.

61:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Kazim-Richards by Ahmed Elmohamady. Free kick taken by David Bentley.

60:46

The ball is sent over by Robbie Brady.

60:32

Short corner taken by Robbie Brady.

59:40

The ball is swung over by Ahmed Elmohamady, clearance by Bradley Orr. Robbie Brady takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Jack Hobbs takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a save.

58:02

Free kick crossed right-footed by Robert Koren, Jake Kean makes a save.

58:02 Substitution

Substitution Karim Rekik leaves the field to be replaced by David Bentley.

58:02 Substitution

Substitution Lee Williamson leaves the field to be replaced by DJ Campbell.

58:02 Booking

Booking The referee shows Karim Rekik a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

55:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karim Rekik on Robbie Brady.

53:14

The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady, Jake Kean makes a save.

51:34

Stephen Quinn provided the assist for the goal.

51:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Mohamed Gedo - Hull City 1 - 0 Blackburn A goal is scored by Mohamed Gedo from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hull 1-0 Blackburn.

51:30

The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn,

49:52

Robbie Brady crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Robbie Brady from the right by-line, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

49:52 Booking

Booking The referee shows Martin Olsson a yellow card.

49:25

The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn, Bradley Orr makes a clearance. Unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Martin Olsson results in a free kick.

48:49

Ahmed Elmohamady delivers the ball.

47:49

Mohamed Gedo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Martin Olsson restarts play with the free kick.

46:57

Martin Olsson fouled by David Meyler, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:45

Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards on David Meyler, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.

44:55

Ahmed Elmohamady delivers the ball, Robert Koren has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.

43:45

Robbie Brady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Murphy. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.

40:57

Danny Murphy challenges Corry Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Stockdale takes the free kick.

38:28

Ahmed Elmohamady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Williamson. Jake Kean takes the free kick.

37:00

Free kick crossed right-footed by Robert Koren from left wing, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

37:00 Booking

Booking Bradley Orr booked.

36:48

Bradley Orr concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Brady.

34:34

Robert Koren crosses the ball, David Meyler takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean. Mohamed Gedo takes a shot. Save by Jake Kean.

33:47

Corner taken by Robbie Brady.

33:12

A cross is delivered by David Meyler, clearance by Scott Dann.

30:47

Jason Lowe sends in a cross, David Stockdale makes a comfortable save.

29:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Koren on Jason Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.

26:11

Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.

26:11 Booking

Booking Colin Kazim-Richards receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

25:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Kazim-Richards on Jack Hobbs.

24:13

Corry Evans challenges Jason Lowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

22:44

Alex Bruce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Colin Kazim-Richards. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Murphy, clearance by James Chester.

20:55

The ball is crossed by Robbie Brady, save made by Jake Kean.

19:39

Colin Kazim-Richards sends in a cross, clearance made by James Chester. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Murphy, David Meyler makes a clearance.

19:15

The ball is delivered by Robert Koren, save made by Jake Kean.

18:38

Robbie Brady takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Murphy. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren from the left by-line, clearance by Karim Rekik.

17:04

A cross is delivered by Robert Koren, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

16:32

Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball, clearance by Scott Dann.

16:13

Ahmed Elmohamady delivers the ball, Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

14:49

Robbie Brady takes a shot. Save made by Jake Kean. Ahmed Elmohamady delivers the ball, Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

13:13

Mohamed Gedo challenges Karim Rekik unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

12:57

The ball is sent over by Mohamed Gedo, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

11:09

Corner taken by Robbie Brady from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Karim Rekik.

10:47

Robert Koren takes the inswinging corner, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.

10:09

Robbie Brady produces a cross, blocked by Bradley Orr. Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren from the left by-line to the near post, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

9:43

Stephen Quinn produces a cross, clearance made by Jason Lowe. Corner taken short by Robert Koren.

6:37

Colin Kazim-Richards crosses the ball, Robbie Brady makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Danny Murphy from the right by-line played to the near post, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Chester by Scott Dann. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.

3:34

Colin Kazim-Richards takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.

2:34

Bradley Orr delivers the ball, comfortable save by David Stockdale.

2:13

The ball is swung over by Karim Rekik, Jack Hobbs manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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