Aaron McLean and Nick Proschwitz scored either side of half-time to see Hull City past Middlesbrough.

The Premier League side were in front when McLean reacted to David Meyler's deflected shot to poke the ball past goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos.

George Friend fired wide for the Championship side in the second half of a game of few real chances.

McLean drought ends

Aaron McLean's last goal came against Middlesbrough in February during a loan spell at Ipswich Town. He failed to score in his next 13 appearances for the Tractor Boys, Hull and on his recent loan spell at Birmingham City.

Proschwitz then turned home his second goal of the season from inside the area to seal Hull's place in the next round.

Middlesbrough, who reached the FA Cup final in 1997, came into the game with a decent record over Hull with seven wins in eight at the Riverside Stadium over the Tigers prior to this third-round clash.

Hull boss Steve Bruce made nine changes from their New Year's Day defeat by Liverpool owing to a heavy festive fixture load and a sickness bug in the camp.

That would have given Middlesbrough more confidence but it was one of those new faces who opened the scoring for the visitors.

FA Cup fourth round draw

When: Sunday, 5 January 2014

Where: Wembley Stadium

Time: 1400 GMT

Who: Cousins Martin and Paul Allen, who both played for West Ham, will make the draw after the Hammers face Nottingham Forest.

Fourth round dates: Ties to be played over the weekend of 25 and 26 January 2014

A deflected shot from Meyler fell to McLean and he managed to poke the ball past Konstantopoulos in the 10th minute, just a day after returning from a loan spell at Birmingham.

After Friend's attempt, Marvin Emnes charged at the Hull defence and put a teasing ball low across goal but nobody was on hand for Middlesbrough to tap home.

Hull then sealed the game when a low ball in from George Boyd was turned home by Proschwitz, who readjusted to wrap his boot around the ball and find the net in the 61st minute.

Curtis Main headed into the side-netting Aitor Karanka's side late on but they could not muster a comeback.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka on Chelsea's Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo who is set to sign soon: "Jose [Mourinho] and I are friends, so always since I have arrived here it has been talked about. I said to him 'listen, can I take Michael Essien'. Maybe not, but me and the club are working to take players.

"I am happy [Omeruo] will come here to help us. I think that he will come until the end of the season."

Hull manager Steve Bruce: "There's a possibility Aaron McLean and Nick Proschwitz could both be gone before the fourth round because the transfer window is open.

"The thing is if you're a footballer and you're not playing every week you have a good to knock down my door, and I would be exactly the same.

"If there is a solution for both that is good for them and good for us then we'll listen to it. But they both reminded us of what decent players they are and took their chances very well."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Middlesbrough

  • 13 Konstantopoulos
  • 08 Varga
  • 03 Friend
  • 18 Whitehead
  • 22 Gibson
  • 04 Williams
  • 11 Ledesma (Adomah - 45' )
  • 07 Leadbitter Booked
  • 23 Main
  • 10 Emnes (Butterfield - 83' )
  • 14 Williams Booked (Jutkiewicz - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Richardson
  • 06 Butterfield
  • 09 Jutkiewicz
  • 15 Hines
  • 27 Adomah
  • 31 Ripley
  • 33 Smallwood

Hull City

  • 22 Harper
  • 02 Rosenior
  • 03 Figueroa
  • 29 Quinn (Jahraldo-Martin - 83' )
  • 15 McShane (Chester - 76' )
  • 23 Faye
  • 17 Boyd
  • 07 Meyler
  • 33 Proschwitz
  • 21 McLean (Elmohamady - 80' )
  • 18 Nagy

Substitutes

  • 05 Chester
  • 12 Fryatt
  • 16 Jakupovic
  • 20 Sagbo
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 31 Fletcher
  • 32 Jahraldo-Martin
Ref: Kevin Friend
Att: 15,571

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

2 4

Corners

5 1

Fouls

15 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Middlesbrough 0, Hull City 2.

90:00 +5:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Hull City 2.

90:00 +4:21

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Steve Harper.

90:00 +4:08

Attempt saved. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

90:00 +3:11

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +2:26

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by James Chester.

90:00 +1:25

George Boyd (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:25

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough).

90:00 +0:46

Attempt saved. George Boyd (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

89:23

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

84:45

Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

82:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Stephen Quinn.

82:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Jacob Butterfield replaces Marvin Emnes.

82:27 Booking

Booking Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:22

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:22

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

79:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Aaron McLean.

79:10

Foul by James Chester (Hull City).

79:10

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. James Chester replaces Paul McShane because of an injury.

75:28

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Hull City).

75:28

Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:08

Delay in match Paul McShane (Hull City) because of an injury.

71:32

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough).

71:32

Nick Proschwitz (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:11

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Abdoulaye Faye.

70:56

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Paul McShane.

69:26

Attempt missed. Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a set piece situation.

68:44

Foul by Gedo (Hull City).

68:44

Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:09

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Maynor Figueroa.

65:24

Foul by George Boyd (Hull City).

65:24

Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:00

Foul by Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City).

63:00

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Middlesbrough 0, Hull City 2. Nick Proschwitz (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by George Boyd.

59:48

Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:48

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough).

57:26

Attempt missed. Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

52:44

Attempt saved. Gedo (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

52:00

Foul by Paul McShane (Hull City).

52:00

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:16

Attempt missed. Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

48:00

Attempt missed. George Friend (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 0, Hull City 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Luke Williams.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Albert Adomah replaces Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma because of an injury.

45:00 +1:40 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Hull City 1.

42:51

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:51

Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

42:13

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

42:13

Luke Williams (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:09

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

38:37

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:37

Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

38:15

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

37:59

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

35:46

George Boyd (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:46

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

31:37

Foul by George Boyd (Hull City).

31:37

Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:21

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Ben Gibson.

27:04

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:04

Foul by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough).

24:49

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Hull City).

24:49

Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:48

Aaron McLean (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:48

Foul by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).

23:05 Booking

Booking Luke Williams (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:54

Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:54

Foul by Luke Williams (Middlesbrough).

22:25

Foul by Gedo (Hull City).

22:25

József Varga (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:40

George Boyd (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:40

Foul by Luke Williams (Middlesbrough).

19:28

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Hull City).

19:28

Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:11

Foul by Aaron McLean (Hull City).

17:11

Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:49

Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:49

Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

14:39

Foul by Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City).

14:39

Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:23

Aaron McLean (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:23

Foul by Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough).

11:58

Hand ball by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough).

10:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

9:44

Delay in match Dimitrios Konstantopoulos (Middlesbrough) because of an injury.

9:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Middlesbrough 0, Hull City 1. Aaron McLean (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

9:09

Attempt blocked. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4:40

Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:40

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough).

4:01

Attempt missed. Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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