Matty Fryatt scored both goals as Hull beat League Two Southend to reach the FA Cup fifth round.

The Shrimpers, who are managed by ex-Tigers boss Phil Brown, had chances to score, with Michael Timlin hitting the bar from 35 yards.

But David Meyler played in Fryatt, who beat two Southend defenders to fire home in the 63rd minute.

And in injury time the striker cut in to beat keeper Daniel Bentley and seal the win.

Brown at Hull

Phil Brown led Hull into the top flight for the first time in their history back in 2008 and kept them up in their first season. He lost his job the following year and they went on to be relegated.

Hull boss Steve Bruce did not field a full-strength team against Brown's promotion chasers although it was still enough to see his Premier League side through.

With record signings Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long ineligible, Fryatt came into the starting line-up and took his chance.

Heavy rain made the pitch difficult work for both sides and Southend almost matched their opponents for the first half.

Phil Brown

Phil Brown led Hull into the top flight for the first time in their history back in 2008

Steve Harper produced a fine save from close range to deny Barry Corr's header before Danny Graham missed a simple chance for the visitors.

Timlin had Southend's biggest chance early in the second half when his shot came back off the crossbar and Corr headed the rebound straight at Harper.

Fryatt then made them pay when he drove home a low opener into the bottom-right corner.

With the hosts not looking like forcing a replay, Fryatt ended any doubt late on when he beat Bentley at his near post.

Southend boss Phil Brown:

"I am proud of them, but just disappointed that in the final third was a difference between the two teams, which is where Hull showed a lot of quality.

"We just did not have that belief and that comes from the exposure to Premier League football and the depth they have.

"With a bit of luck, we could have caused a bit of an upset, and the first goal was so important, their keeper made a vital save in the first half, then we hit the bar and soon after, we are behind."

Hull boss Steve Bruce:

"I would not expect a team of mine to roll over just because we are coming here in the cup, so they showed the right desire and attitude.

"The pitch was difficult, and towards the end it was awful conditions, a typical cup tie, sometimes in football you have to roll up your sleeves and we did that in abundance today to get through.

"Somebody like Matty Fryatt, if I don't give him an opportunity to play, then they are knocking down the door. He had come back into the side today and reminded me what a good player he is."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Southend United

  • 17 Bentley
  • 23 Thompson Booked
  • 03 Coker
  • 18 Leonard
  • 05 Phillips
  • 06 Prosser
  • 14 Hurst
  • 08 Timlin (Woodrow - 70' Booked )
  • 10 Corr Booked (Eastwood - 88' )
  • 12 Atkinson
  • 11 Straker (Payne - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Laird
  • 07 Eastwood
  • 16 Clifford
  • 21 Payne
  • 29 Gomis
  • 33 Woodrow

Hull City

  • 22 Harper
  • 02 Rosenior Booked
  • 03 Figueroa
  • 07 Meyler
  • 23 Faye Booked
  • 15 McShane
  • 17 Boyd
  • 29 Quinn (Bruce - 88' )
  • 12 Fryatt
  • 09 Graham (Brady - 73' )
  • 20 Sagbo (Livermore - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 01 McGregor
  • 04 Bruce
  • 06 Davies
  • 10 Koren
  • 11 Brady
  • 14 Livermore
  • 27 Elmohamady
Ref: Lee Mason
Att: 10,250

Match Stats

Shots

14 16

On target

2 8

Corners

6 8

Fouls

7 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southend United 0, Hull City 2.

90:00 +4:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Hull City 2.

90:00 +3:22

Liam Rosenior (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:22

Foul by Freddy Eastwood (Southend United).

90:00 +3:02

Attempt saved. Robbie Brady (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Boyd.

90:00 +0:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southend United 0, Hull City 2. Matty Fryatt (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Meyler.

89:28

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

89:28

Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Alex Bruce replaces Stephen Quinn.

87:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Barry Corr.

86:55 Booking

Booking Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:38

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

86:38

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

84:40

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

82:30

Attempt saved. Robbie Brady (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Quinn.

81:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Jake Livermore replaces Yannick Sagbo.

80:28

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Steve Harper.

79:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Anthony Straker.

79:28

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Paul McShane.

77:59

Attempt blocked. Adam Thompson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Barry Corr.

77:25

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Liam Rosenior.

77:02

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Hull City).

77:02

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:50

Attempt blocked. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Phillips.

74:48

Attempt blocked. Adam Thompson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Barry Corr with a headed pass.

74:27

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

74:27

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Robbie Brady replaces Danny Graham.

72:21

Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Rosenior with a cross.

71:18

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Liam Rosenior.

71:15

Attempt blocked. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

70:31

Attempt blocked. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

69:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southend United. Cauley Woodrow replaces Michael Timlin.

69:22

Steve Harper (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:22

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

68:17

Attempt missed. George Boyd (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stephen Quinn following a corner.

67:52

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

67:13

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Liam Rosenior.

66:09

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Hull City).

66:09

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:20

Foul by Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City).

64:20

Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:26

Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matty Fryatt.

62:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southend United 0, Hull City 1. Matty Fryatt (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Graham.

60:57

Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stephen Quinn with a cross following a corner.

60:21

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

60:18

Attempt saved. David Meyler (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Rosenior.

58:59

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

57:52

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

57:52

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:08

Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

56:37

Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yannick Sagbo.

53:36

Attempt missed. George Boyd (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matty Fryatt.

49:15

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

48:55

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

48:51

Michael Timlin (Southend United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

48:33

Attempt blocked. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:30

Attempt blocked. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Barry Corr.

47:51 Booking

Booking Liam Rosenior (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

47:47

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Hull City).

47:47

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:18

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Mark Phillips.

45:00

Second Half begins Southend United 0, Hull City 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southend United 0, Hull City 0.

45:00 +0:07

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Ben Coker.

44:03

Foul by Danny Graham (Hull City).

44:03

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:36

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Anthony Straker.

42:33

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

42:32

Attempt blocked. Matty Fryatt (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Quinn with a through ball.

40:43

Attempt saved. Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Boyd with a cross.

40:10 Booking

Booking Adam Thompson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

39:57

Matty Fryatt (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:57

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

39:10

Offside, Hull City. David Meyler tries a through ball, but Yannick Sagbo is caught offside.

38:21

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

36:03

Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34:36

Hand ball by Matty Fryatt (Hull City).

33:51

Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Boyd.

32:55

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

31:40

Offside, Hull City. David Meyler tries a through ball, but Yannick Sagbo is caught offside.

29:38

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

29:38

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

24:37

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Steve Harper.

24:31

Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Leonard.

22:26 Booking

Booking Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:22

Foul by Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City).

22:22

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:02

Foul by Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City).

20:02

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:17

Foul by Liam Rosenior (Hull City).

15:17

Anthony Straker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:30

Offside, Southend United. Michael Timlin tries a through ball, but Barry Corr is caught offside.

6:46

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

6:14

Delay in match Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) because of an injury.

5:32

Foul by Yannick Sagbo (Hull City).

5:32

Kevan Hurst (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:32

Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Rosenior.

4:01

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

3:46

Delay in match Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) because of an injury.

3:30 Booking

Booking Barry Corr (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

3:19

Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:19

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

2:21

Foul by Matty Fryatt (Hull City).

2:21

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:43

Paul McShane (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:43

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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