Nick Proschwitz scored the only goal as Premier League side Hull beat Huddersfield in the League Cup.

His eight-yard finish in the second half was enough for Hull in a low-key third-round tie.

The German squandered a chance to double his tally when he failed to punish Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies for a misplaced pass.

Oscar Gobern headed over for the visitors as a turgid game petered out at the KC Stadium.

Hull had lost just once at home in six previous meetings against fellow Yorkshire side Huddersfield and Steve Bruce's men extended that impressive record against a Championship side which seemed to have the cup low on their list of priorities.

With 19 changes across both starting line-ups it was perhaps unsurprising that neither side shone.

Hull were the better side and dominated possession. In the first half Matty Fryatt went closest to breaking the deadlock when he hit the woodwork.

Huddersfield threatened after the break with Gobern heading wide, and substitute Duane Holmes's sinuous runs caused the home defence problems.

On the hour, however, Proschwitz pounced on George Boyd's cross to powerfully score from close range for his first goal of the season.

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"It was a comfortable evening for us but it was like watching paint dry.

"There was no real cohesion, there was no real tempo to it because of what it was. It was more like a friendly than a cup tie.

"But that's what the early rounds of the cup have turned into now. It's a shame but there you have it."

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins:

"I wanted to go through, but needs must. It [the team selection] is no disrespect to the cup, it's a necessity.

"Our priority is staying in the Championship. We have two games in a very short space of time. We recover on Wednesday, prepare on Thursday and play on Friday.

"I'm disappointed. I wanted to win and we might have won if we'd been at our best."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Hull City

  • 22 Harper
  • 02 Rosenior
  • 04 Bruce
  • 19 Dudgeon
  • 23 Faye Booked
  • 07 Meyler
  • 17 Boyd
  • 29 Quinn (Henderson - 74' )
  • 12 Fryatt (Gedo - 68' )
  • 20 Sagbo
  • 33 Proschwitz

Substitutes

  • 16 Jakupovic
  • 06 Davies
  • 08 Huddlestone
  • 14 Livermore
  • 18 Gedo
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 30 Henderson

Huddersfield

  • 01 Smithies
  • 02 Woods Booked
  • 15 Wallace
  • 25 Carroll
  • 27 Smith
  • 04 Norwood (Hammill - 67' )
  • 10 Gobern
  • 16 Southern
  • 26 Carr (Holmes - 50' )
  • 07 Scannell
  • 17 Paterson (Santamaria - 53' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 29 Ridehalgh
  • 12 Hammill
  • 19 Santamaria
  • 21 Richards
  • 38 Holmes
  • 14 Stead
Ref: Hooper
Att: 7,151

Match Stats

Shots

15 6

On target

2 3

Corners

5 0

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:27 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:52

Header at goal by Oscar Gobern goes over the frame of the goal.

90:00 +1:41

The ball is delivered by Jake Carroll.

90:00 +0:25

Jake Carroll restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Meyler on Oscar Gobern.

87:02

Free kick taken by David Meyler.

86:51

Mohamed Gedo fouled by Murray Wallace, the ref awards a free kick.

86:02

Clearance made by David Meyler.

85:55

The ball is swung over by Adam Hammill.

83:19

Clearance made by Joe Dudgeon.

83:16

Adam Hammill crosses the ball.

82:29

Tommy Smith takes the free kick.

82:19

Unfair challenge on Duane Holmes by David Meyler results in a free kick.

81:40

The ball is sent over by Cristian Lopez.

79:43

Centre by Adam Hammill.

78:58

Shot by Nick Proschwitz cleared the target.

77:47

Abdoulaye Faye takes the free kick.

77:35

Oscar Gobern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Boyd.

75:33

Sean Scannell restarts play with the free kick.

75:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Proschwitz on Sean Scannell.

74:25

Shot by Duane Holmes. Steve Harper catches the ball.

73:18 Substitution

Substitution Conor Henderson on for Stephen Quinn.

72:41

Header by Abdoulaye Faye misses left.

72:29

Corner taken by George Boyd.

71:20

Header at goal by Nick Proschwitz goes right of the post.

71:00

Free kick taken by Steve Harper.

70:50

Cristian Lopez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Bruce.

68:34

Oscar Gobern takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

68:29

Oscar Gobern takes the free kick.

68:00 Booking

Booking

68:00

The referee shows Abdoulaye Faye a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

67:52

Abdoulaye Faye concedes a free kick for a foul on Cristian Lopez.

67:24 Substitution

Substitution Mohamed Gedo on for Matt Fryatt.

66:36

Liam Rosenior restarts play with the free kick.

66:08 Substitution

Substitution Adam Hammill replaces Oliver Norwood.

65:49

Foul by David Meyler on Oliver Norwood, free kick awarded.

64:01

Keith Southern takes a shot. Steve Harper safely holds on.

61:20

Clearance by Keith Southern.

61:05

Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

60:29

Unfair challenge on David Meyler by Murray Wallace results in a free kick.

58:36

The assist for the goal came from David Meyler.

58:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Proschwitz - Hull City 1 - 0 Huddersfld Nick Proschwitz scores with their right foot. Hull 1-0 Huddersfield.

57:33

George Boyd has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

56:03

The ball is sent over by Liam Rosenior.

55:57

The ball is delivered by Liam Rosenior.

55:16

Murray Wallace takes the free kick.

55:11

Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Murray Wallace results in a free kick.

53:29

Alex Bruce takes the free kick.

53:23

David Meyler fouled by Oscar Gobern, the ref awards a free kick.

52:48 Substitution

Substitution Cristian Lopez on for Martin Paterson.

51:45

Yannick Sagbo takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

50:45

Free kick taken by Steve Harper.

50:42

Martin Paterson is ruled offside.

49:48 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Carr goes off and Duane Holmes comes on.

48:18

Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.

48:14

The referee blows for offside against Jake Carroll.

45:57

Jake Carroll takes the free kick.

45:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Southern by David Meyler.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:14

The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn.

43:10

Shot by Yannick Sagbo missed to the right of the target.

41:56

Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.

41:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oscar Gobern on Alex Bruce.

41:00

Header by Abdoulaye Faye misses left.

40:43

Corner from the right by-line taken by George Boyd.

40:29

Liam Rosenior sends in a cross.

39:51

George Boyd takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

38:34

Free kick taken by Joe Dudgeon.

38:20

Caution for Calum Woods.

38:20 Booking

Booking

38:13

Joe Dudgeon fouled by Calum Woods, the ref awards a free kick.

36:47

Header at goal by Oscar Gobern goes over the bar.

36:33

Centre by Calum Woods.

36:21

Keith Southern restarts play with the free kick.

36:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Abdoulaye Faye on Martin Paterson.

36:04

Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

35:37

George Boyd takes a shot.

35:22

The ball is sent over by Joe Dudgeon.

29:54

The ball is crossed by Joe Dudgeon.

28:04

The ball is crossed by Martin Paterson.

27:42

Abdoulaye Faye makes a clearance.

27:38

Calum Woods produces a cross.

27:00

Calum Woods makes a clearance.

26:49

Corner from the left by-line taken by Stephen Quinn.

25:14

Matt Fryatt takes a shot and goes over the bar.

24:42

Matt Fryatt takes a shot and bounced off the post.

23:25

Tommy Smith crosses the ball.

22:03

Stephen Quinn takes the free kick.

21:58

Unfair challenge on Joe Dudgeon by Daniel Carr results in a free kick.

21:09

David Meyler crosses the ball.

18:33

Liam Rosenior restarts play with the free kick.

18:25

Unfair challenge on David Meyler by Sean Scannell results in a free kick.

15:12

Daniel Carr delivers the ball.

14:43

Alex Smithies restarts play with the free kick.

14:38

Matt Fryatt is ruled offside.

12:00

Corner from the right by-line taken by George Boyd.

11:36

Shot by Nick Proschwitz.

10:33

Header at goal by Abdoulaye Faye goes right of the post.

10:12

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball in from the free kick.

10:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Calum Woods.

8:55

Tommy Smith restarts play with the free kick.

8:46

Foul by Stephen Quinn on Keith Southern, free kick awarded.

8:05

Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Alex Smithies catches the ball.

6:07

Jake Carroll restarts play with the free kick.

5:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Fryatt on Jake Carroll.

5:23

Joe Dudgeon takes the free kick.

5:21

The assistant referee flags for offside against Martin Paterson.

4:47

Corner taken by George Boyd from the right by-line.

4:27

George Boyd delivers the ball.

4:11

Yannick Sagbo crosses the ball.

3:04

Keith Southern has an effort at goal. Steve Harper catches the ball.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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