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Hull City 0-1 Blackburn Rovers: Bradley Dack scores winner for visitors

Bradley Dack of Blackburn Rovers
Dack's goal at the KCOM was his fourth in all competitions so far this season

Bradley Dack scored the only goal as Blackburn Rovers earned their first Championship victory since promotion against Hull.

Dack's close-range finish - his fourth goal in all competitions so far this season - came just before the break and followed Elliott Bennett's cross from the right.

A frantic finale saw good chances come and go for Hull's Jordy de Wijs and Nouha Dicko.

The result means Tony Mowbray's side recorded their first second-tier victory since they were relegated on the final day of the 2016-17 season.

The visitors enjoyed the better of the first half, and could have taken an earlier lead had Kasey Palmer not been denied by David Marshall in the Tigers' goal.

But there were worrying scenes midway through the opening half, after a sickening clash of heads between Palmer and Hull defender Stephen Kingsley resulted in the latter being forced off injured.

After the break, Australia international Jackson Irvine forced Blackburn goalkeeper David Raya into action with a smart save.

However, it should have been 2-0 midway through the second half when Adam Armstrong showed a turn of speed to get into the area before his shot was saved by Marshall, and Bennett put the rebound wide.

The visitors negotiated six added minutes to secure victory, as Hull remain without a league victory since 10 April.

Hull boss Nigel Adkins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I won't hide in any corner. My shirt's wringing wet - I've been sweating like mad trying to get something from the game with the team.

"The scenes at the end where the crowd had turned on the players and turned on us is not what we want. We want to try and be together, especially so early in the season.

"[It] highlighted that it's going to be a tough season. It was a tough game for the guys today. We gave a poor goal away at half-time and we needed to get to half-time because, for me, they [Blackburn] were in the ascendancy."

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"There were lots of components to the game that were good today.

"[There was] the fact we came away from home, started on the front foot and could have scored two or three in the first half.

"Then to get the goal, to keep going and add some great opportunities, second-half - we had some great opportunities that weren't to be, but we're standing here with three points."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Lichaj
  • 15MacDonald
  • 4de Wijs
  • 23KingsleySubstituted forToralat 29'minutes
  • 20BowenSubstituted forMilinkovicat 72'minutes
  • 22Henriksen
  • 16Irvine
  • 17Kane
  • 7EvandroBooked at 68mins
  • 25CampbellSubstituted forDickoat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Stewart
  • 9Dicko
  • 10Toral
  • 11Milinkovic
  • 12Long
  • 19Keane
  • 26Curry

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 2NyambeBooked at 60mins
  • 26LenihanBooked at 52mins
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 17Bell
  • 6Smallwood
  • 29EvansBooked at 47mins
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forTravisat 67'minutes
  • 23DackSubstituted forGrahamat 59'minutes
  • 31Bennett
  • 7ArmstrongSubstituted forRothwellat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Rothwell
  • 9Samuel
  • 10Graham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 25Downing
  • 27Travis
  • 32Conway
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
12,233

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Foul by Evandro (Hull City).

Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Evandro (Hull City).

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordy de Wijs (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Evandro with a cross.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Darragh Lenihan.

Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Todd Kane with a cross.

Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Corry Evans.

Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darragh Lenihan with a headed pass.

Foul by Markus Henriksen (Hull City).

Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joe Rothwell replaces Adam Armstrong.

Attempt blocked. Evandro (Hull City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Jon Toral (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Manuel Milinkovic replaces Jarrod Bowen.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Nouha Dicko replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Delay in match Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Corry Evans.

Eric Lichaj (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Evandro (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Evandro (Hull City).

Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Lewis Travis replaces Kasey Palmer.

Attempt saved. Kasey Palmer (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Amari'i Bell.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Graham.

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

Kasey Palmer (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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1Middlesbrough431082610
2Leeds33009279
3West Brom421113767
4Aston Villa32107437
5Bolton32105327
6Swansea32103127
7Nottm Forest41305416
8Sheff Utd420257-26
9Millwall31204315
10Blackburn31203215
11Brentford21106244
12Wigan31117704
13Preston31113304
14Derby310247-33
15Rotherham310227-53
16Ipswich302134-12
17Birmingham302123-12
18Stoke302146-22
19Bristol City302135-22
20Sheff Wed201134-11
21Norwich301268-21
22Hull301225-31
23Reading300314-30
24QPR3003210-80
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