Hull 0-0 Leeds
Leeds have still to register a first win or goal under new manager Neil Warnock after they were held to a goalless draw at Yorkshire rivals Hull.
This was Warnock's third game in charge of the Whites and it provided further evidence that a late play-off charge may be beyond them.
Hull will feel they had enough chances to win the game but found Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan in fine form.
The point does little to help Hull's own push for a play-off spot.
The Tigers are now unbeaten in eight but have drawn four of their last five league matches to leave them two points adrift of sixth-placed Birmingham.
Leeds, who came into this contest more in the second half, are three points worse off and have played two games more than many of the teams directly above them.
The home side dominated the first half, with winger Cameron Stewart firing an angled drive over before he and Corry Evans drew good saves from Lonergan with well-struck shots.
Leeds had their chances before the break, but Luciano Becchio fired an angled shot over the crossbar and Robert Snodgrass volleyed wide from 20 yards.
Snodgrass had another chance early in the second half, but he dragged his shot wide, though it served as a rallying call for his side to up their efforts.
Ross McCormack's cross-shot was saved by Vito Mannone and Adam Clayton's thumping effort was blocked by Hull substitute Josh King.
But in the end both sides were left frustrated and had to settle for a point.
Hull manager Nick Barmby:
"It (a lack of goals) might be a concern for everyone else, but it isn't for me. I believe in the lads - the forwards and midfielders - and I believe we'll come good.
"We played really well in the first half and we were the better team, but I'm a little bit disappointed we didn't win the game.
"I think if we had scored in the first half we would have gone on to win it, but full credit to their goalkeeper as he made three or four great saves.
"In the second half it was a bit too open for us, but they are a difficult team to play against."
Leeds manager Neil Warnock:
""We defended well and we just have to make better decisions in the final third. It would be good just to have a goal go in off someone's backside, and we definitely have to work on that part of our game.
"We have got to create more chances away from home. We didn't have clear-cut chances tonight, and we snatched at things a bit.
"But it is difficult to play on a rugby pitch. It's so lively and unpredictable, and I don't think it does Hull any favours either.
"I'm very pleased with the effort though, and we just need a bit more quality to get more points."
- 28 Mannone
- 02 Rosenior
- 03 Dawson
- 05 Chester
- 06 Hobbs
- 04 McKenna
- 07 Stewart (Cullen - 78' )
- 08 Evans Booked (Cairney - 85' )
- 10 Koren
- 09 Mclean (King - 70' )
- 12 Fryatt
- 24 Gulacsi
- 19 Dudgeon
- 14 Cairney
- 27 King
- 35 Cullen
- 01 Lonergan
- 02 Connolly
- 22 Lees
- 48 O'Dea
- 08 Brown
- 15 Clayton Booked
- 16 Pugh
- 10 Becchio
- 23 Snodgrass
- 25 Webber (Sam - 78' )
- 44 McCormack
- 33 Robinson
- 11 Sam
- 20 Nunez
- 09 Paynter
- 18 Forssell
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.90:00 +2:07
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by James Chester. Tom Lees crosses the ball in from the free kick.90:00 +1:37
Robert Snodgrass is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.90:00 +1:13
Paul McKenna takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.90:00 +0:12
Michael Brown fouled by Robert Koren, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.88:17
A cross is delivered by Matt Fryatt, blocked by Darren O'Dea. Inswinging corner taken by Andy Dawson from the right by-line, Andy Lonergan makes a save.86:25
Effort on goal by Adam Clayton from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.86:18
The ball is sent over by Danny Pugh, clearance by Tom Cairney.83:33
Ross McCormack restarts play with the free kick.83:33 Substitution
Substitution Tom Cairney comes on in place of Corry Evans.83:33
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Andy Dawson.83:33 Booking
Booking Booking for Corry Evans.81:58
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Hobbs.80:38
Joshua King challenges Robert Snodgrass unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross McCormack delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Vito Mannone makes a save.76:57
Liam Rosenior takes the free kick.76:57 Substitution
Substitution Mark Cullen is brought on as a substitute for Cameron Stewart.76:57 Substitution
Substitution Lloyd Sam is brought on as a substitute for Danny Webber.76:57 Booking
Booking Adam Clayton receives a yellow card.76:51
Foul by Adam Clayton on Joshua King, free kick awarded.75:33
Danny Pugh crosses the ball, clearance by Andy Dawson.
Centre by Paul Connolly, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.74:51
The ball is sent over by Liam Rosenior, clearance made by Ross McCormack.73:51
Centre by Robert Snodgrass. The referee blows for offside. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.70:58
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Paul McKenna. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ross McCormack, Andy Dawson makes a clearance.69:39
Unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Andy Dawson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Brown.69:01 Substitution
Substitution Joshua King joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Mclean.67:47
Matt Fryatt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.67:31
Ross McCormack takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.66:19
Robert Koren gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Brown. Free kick taken by Darren O'Dea.65:00
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Aaron Mclean. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.63:00
The ball is delivered by Danny Webber, Paul McKenna makes a clearance.60:46
The assistant referee flags for offside against Luciano Becchio. James Chester takes the indirect free kick.58:32
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mclean on Adam Clayton. Direct free kick taken by Darren O'Dea.56:50
The ball is delivered by Aaron Mclean.56:44
A cross is delivered by Matt Fryatt, Darren O'Dea manages to make a clearance.55:17
Inswinging corner taken by Andy Dawson, save by Andy Lonergan.53:30
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Corry Evans by Danny Pugh. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.52:33
Effort from the edge of the area by Robert Snodgrass goes wide of the right-hand upright.52:14
Paul Connolly delivers the ball, save by Vito Mannone.51:56
Andy Dawson challenges Ross McCormack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross McCormack takes the free kick.49:43
Robert Koren gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Lees. Centre by Ross McCormack, Headed effort from inside the area by Darren O'Dea misses to the right of the goal.49:04
A cross is delivered by Danny Pugh, Liam Rosenior gets a block in. Corner taken by Paul Connolly, clearance by James Chester.47:50
Effort on goal by Aaron Mclean from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.46:09
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mclean on Luciano Becchio. Tom Lees takes the direct free kick.45:27
The assistant referee flags for offside against Liam Rosenior. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.45:01
The game restarts for the second half.45:00 +0:52 Half time
Half Time The referee blows for half time.45:00 +0:03
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Brown by Liam Rosenior. Free kick crossed by Michael Brown, clearance made by Corry Evans.43:24
Foul by Danny Pugh on Jack Hobbs, free kick awarded. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.40:27
Cameron Stewart takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a fantastic save.39:27
Shot from outside the area by Robert Koren misses to the left of the target.38:37
Corry Evans takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. Unfair challenge on James Chester by Danny Webber results in a free kick. Liam Rosenior restarts play with the free kick.38:00
Ross McCormack is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.36:46
Aaron Mclean fouled by Luciano Becchio, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Rosenior.32:52
The ball is swung over by Aaron Mclean, blocked by Danny Pugh. Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Dawson, Header by Aaron Mclean from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.29:14
Shot by Robert Koren. Save by Andy Lonergan. Corner taken short by Robert Koren.28:41
Jack Hobbs fouled by Luciano Becchio, the ref awards a free kick. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.27:52
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Brown by Paul McKenna. Darren O'Dea takes the direct free kick.26:09
James Chester gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack. Ross McCormack produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.25:25
Michael Brown produces a cross, Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save made by Vito Mannone.25:14
The ball is swung over by Luciano Becchio, clearance by Jack Hobbs.24:10
Robert Koren takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.23:13
The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Fryatt. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.22:31
Effort on goal by Cameron Stewart from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.21:31
Foul by Liam Rosenior on Ross McCormack, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.16:31
Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Andy Dawson, free kick awarded. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.14:58
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cameron Stewart by Luciano Becchio. Andy Dawson takes the free kick.13:27
Unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Liam Rosenior results in a free kick. Ross McCormack delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Jack Hobbs manages to make a clearance.10:58
Paul McKenna fouled by Michael Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.10:28
The ball is delivered by Liam Rosenior, Andy Lonergan makes a save.9:31
Corry Evans delivers the ball, Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.7:41
Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.7:07
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Andy Dawson. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.6:25
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Liam Rosenior.3:33
The ball is crossed by Robert Koren, Paul Connolly manages to make a clearance.2:50
Cameron Stewart crosses the ball, blocked by Paul Connolly. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren from the left by-line, save made by Andy Lonergan.2:08
The ball is swung over by Danny Pugh, Luciano Becchio produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.1:13
Unfair challenge on Michael Brown by Paul McKenna results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Lees.0:40
Danny Webber produces a cross.0:30
Paul Connolly sends in a cross, clearance made by Liam Rosenior.0:00
The referee gets the game started.
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