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Hull City 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Isaac Hayden
Hull defender Isaac Hayden, who is on loan from Arsenal, reacts to missing a shot

Hull City extended their lead at the top of the Championship with a goalless draw against promotion rivals Brighton.

In a quiet first half, Tom Huddlestone came closest to breaking the deadlock when he forced a save out of David Stockdale with a long-range effort.

Tomer Hemed looked to have put Albion ahead when he turned in Anthony Knockaert's ball, but he was offside.

Sam Clucas almost snatched three points for the Tigers but Stockdale did well to push his fierce shot on to the bar.

Hull are now two points clear at the top, but they did not capitalise on second-placed Middlesbrough's draw with Leeds United on Monday.

Brighton, who have never won at the KC Stadium, moved above Burnley into third place and are now just a point off the automatic promotion places.

Hull boss Steve Bruce:

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Bruce on Hull City v Brighton

"Fair play to Brighton, they have come and worked very hard and frustrated us.

"When you get a point away from home you are going to be happy with that. They have come with a game plan and it's worked very well.

"We didn't play well enough tonight and that's going to happen. We take the point and move on."

Brighton boss Chris Hughton:

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Hughton on Hull City v Brighton

"We played a different system. I was pleased in Inigo Calderon and Steve Sidwell, I was really pleased with both of them.

"At any stage of the season against these it's a good result. I think on the balance of play and the chances, I think we deserved it.

"You want to make it a tight game and the chances are going to be minimal."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 21Dawson
  • 6Davies
  • 26Robertson
  • 10SnodgrassSubstituted forAkpomat 72'minutes
  • 14LivermoreBooked at 87mins
  • 8HuddlestoneSubstituted forHaydenat 61'minutes
  • 11Clucas
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forEl Mohamadyat 82'minutes
  • 9Hernández

Substitutes

  • 7Meyler
  • 12Maguire
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 19Akpom
  • 20Hayden
  • 25Diomande
  • 27El Mohamady

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 17Goldson
  • 5Dunk
  • 14Calderon
  • 27KnockaertSubstituted forSkalakat 86'minutes
  • 6Stephens
  • 36Sidwell
  • 7KayalSubstituted forCroftsat 71'minutes
  • 15Murphy
  • 10HemedSubstituted forBaldockat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mäenpää
  • 8Crofts
  • 9Baldock
  • 23Rosenior
  • 25Zamora
  • 30Lua Lua
  • 38Skalak
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
17,321

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Attempt missed. Jiri Skalak (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Íñigo Calderón following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jamie Murphy tries a through ball, but Andrew Crofts is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Isaac Hayden.

Booking

Jake Livermore (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jiri Skalak replaces Anthony Knockaert.

Foul by Chuba Akpom (Hull City).

Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Andrew Robertson.

Chuba Akpom (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Clucas with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

Attempt blocked. Isaac Hayden (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Diamé.

Attempt missed. Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Dale Stephens.

Isaac Hayden (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Íñigo Calderón tries a through ball, but Jamie Murphy is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Isaac Hayden.

Sam Clucas (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Foul by Abel Hernández (Hull City).

Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Chuba Akpom replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Andrew Crofts replaces Beram Kayal because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Sam Baldock replaces Tomer Hemed.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Anthony Knockaert tries a through ball, but Tomer Hemed is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Isaac Hayden replaces Tom Huddlestone.

Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

Sam Clucas (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull31186747192860
2Middlesbrough30177639162358
3Brighton311512440301057
4Burnley311511548262256
5Sheff Wed311411649331653
6Derby311312640271351
7Birmingham3113993830848
8Ipswich3113994039148
9Cardiff31111373833546
10Nottm Forest31101293127442
11Preston31101292929042
12Wolves311010114042-240
13Brentford31117134248-640
14QPR31912103738-139
15Reading31910123333037
16Leeds31813102934-537
17Huddersfield3198144244-235
18Blackburn30713102827134
19Fulham31711134753-632
20MK Dons3187162542-1731
21Bristol City31710142748-2131
22Rotherham3175193655-1926
23Charlton31510162656-3025
24Bolton31412153052-2224
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