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Hull   1 - 0   Preston

Hull 1-0 Preston

Hull 1-0 Preston

Preston boss Phil Brown endured an unhappy return to his former club as Anthony Gerrard's first-half header sealed the points for Hull City.

The hosts took a merited lead on the stroke of half-time when Gerrard rose to head home an Andy Dawson corner.

Eddie Johnson threatened from range for Preston, while substitute Paul Hayes and defender David Gray both went close late on, but Hull otherwise dominated.

Matty Fryatt and Cameron Stewart both went close to doubling Hull's lead.

The result means Hull have lost only one of their last 16 matches, a record that contrasts starkly with Preston's recent form.

Brown, who took over at Deepdale in January, has so far been unable to arrest the slide that has taken Preston to the bottom of the Championship, 10 points adrift of safety and with only one win in 15 league games.

And the Lilywhites rarely looked likely to give the former Hull boss his first victory since taking over.

Aaron Mclean set the tone for a period of home dominance with an early volley before midfielder Robert Koren forced keeper Iain Turner into a fine save with a powerful effort.

Turner was again called into action by Tunisia international Tijani Belaid, who was making his first start for Hull, while Corry Evans saw a long-range shot blocked by Leon Cort.

Koren powered a 30-yard volley narrowly wide shortly after the break, and although Preston were briefly inspired by the introduction of Barry Nicholson, Hull refused to be bowed.

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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hull 1-0 Preston FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Gerrard 45

    Hull

    • 34 Guzan
    • 03 Dawson
    • 16 Chester
    • 25 Gerrard
    • 30 Rosenior
    • 22 Koren
    • 28 Corry Evans
    • 32 Stewart (Devitt 82)
    • 37 Belaid (Barmby 72)
    • 12 Fryatt
    • 33 Mclean

    Substitutes

    • 01 Duke,
    • 05 McShane,
    • 14 Cairney,
    • 18 Barmby,
    • 20 Devitt,
    • 24 Solano,
    • 23 Simpson

    Preston

    • 21 Turner
    • 04 St. Ledger
    • 12 Gray yellow card
    • 19 Jones
    • 29 Cort
    • 15 Barton
    • 20 Russell (Nicholson 69)
    • 24 Ashbee
    • 18 Ellington (Hayes 59)
    • 23 Clarke (Mayor 87)
    • 27 Johnson

    Substitutes

    • 01 Lonergan,
    • 02 Morgan,
    • 10 Nicholson,
    • 14 Mayor,
    • 17 Parry,
    • 41 Carter,
    • 08 Hayes
    Ref: IldertonAtt: 21,566
    HULL
    PRESTON

    Possession

    • Hull 50%
    • Preston 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Hull 8
    • Preston 3

    Attempts off target

    • Hull 4
    • Preston 4

    Corners

    • Hull 7
    • Preston 5

    Fouls

    • Hull 7
    • Preston 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:24 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+3:53 Shot from just outside the area by David Gray goes over the bar.
    • 90:00+3:48 The ball is swung over by Billy Jones, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+2:00 Shot from just outside the box by Paul Hayes goes over the crossbar.
    • 89:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt by Ian Ashbee. Anthony Gerrard takes the free kick.
    • 86:22 Substitution Leon Clarke leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Mayor.
    • 85:44 The ball is swung over by Jamie Devitt, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
    • 84:07 Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Leon Cort gets a block in.
    • 83:57 Centre by Robert Koren, Leon Cort makes a clearance.
    • 83:05 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Dawson.
    • 82:26 Robert Koren fouled by Ian Ashbee, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.
    • 81:35 Substitution Jamie Devitt comes on in place of Cameron Stewart.
    • 80:47 Cameron Stewart produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 80:42 The ball is sent over by Nick Barmby.
    • 80:06 Corry Evans produces a cross.
    • 79:47 David Gray delivers the ball, save by Bradley Guzan.
    • 78:55 Foul by Cameron Stewart on Billy Jones, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
    • 78:19 David Gray produces a cross.
    • 75:02 The ball is sent over by David Gray, blocked by Nick Barmby. Outswinging corner taken by Adam Barton, Billy Jones takes a shot. Clearance made by Andy Dawson.
    • 73:45 Barry Nicholson takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gerrard.
    • 71:52 Substitution Nick Barmby joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tijani Belaid.
    • 70:37 Barry Nicholson sends in a cross, Leon Cort takes a shot. Save by Bradley Guzan.
    • 68:04 Substitution Barry Nicholson replaces Darel Russell.
    • 66:54 Liam Rosenior fouled by Darel Russell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Dawson. Cameron Stewart takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
    • 66:36 Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Cort.
    • 64:21 David Gray sends in a cross, Corry Evans makes a clearance.
    • 63:34 Aaron Mclean challenges Sean St. Ledger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 59:31 Centre by Andy Dawson, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 58:53 The ball is sent over by Billy Jones, Corry Evans makes a clearance.
    • 58:24 Substitution Nathan Ellington leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Hayes.
    • 58:11 A cross is delivered by Darel Russell, clearance by Andy Dawson.
    • 56:51 Eddie Johnson produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
    • 56:06 Cameron Stewart sends in a cross, Iain Turner makes a save.
    • 52:57 Tijani Belaid produces a cross, clearance made by David Gray. Robert Koren takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 50:08 Aaron Mclean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
    • 48:39 David Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Tijani Belaid. Andy Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 48:39 Booking David Gray receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 46:45 The ball is sent over by Liam Rosenior, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 45:17 Aaron Mclean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:20 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 45:00+0:49 Liam Rosenior gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eddie Johnson. Sean St. Ledger takes the indirect free kick.
    • 44:03 Andy Dawson takes the inswinging corner, assist by Andy Dawson.
    • 44:03 GOAL - Anthony GerrardHull 1 - 0 Preston Anthony Gerrard finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Hull 1-0 Preston.
    • 43:28 The ball is delivered by Cameron Stewart, Billy Jones gets a block in.
    • 42:32 Shot from long range by Robert Koren misses to the right of the target.
    • 41:24 The ball is sent over by Cameron Stewart, Iain Turner makes a save.
    • 40:07 Corner taken by Andy Dawson played to the near post.
    • 38:45 The referee blows for offside. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
    • 38:14 Liam Rosenior sends in a cross, clearance made by Leon Cort.
    • 38:03 Centre by Matt Fryatt, clearance by Leon Cort.
    • 37:09 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Dawson from the right by-line, Iain Turner makes a save.
    • 36:56 Corry Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Cort.
    • 36:43 Tijani Belaid takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
    • 34:19 Cameron Stewart concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Jones. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.
    • 33:44 The ball is delivered by Matt Fryatt, Ian Ashbee manages to make a clearance.
    • 32:02 Billy Jones challenges Cameron Stewart unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andy Dawson, clearance by Darel Russell.
    • 31:22 Billy Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cameron Stewart. Free kick taken by James Chester.
    • 29:53 Aaron Mclean concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Cort. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
    • 27:58 Corry Evans fouled by Darel Russell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
    • 25:26 A cross is delivered by Billy Jones, Bradley Guzan makes a save.
    • 23:33 The ball is crossed by Nathan Ellington, Andy Dawson makes a clearance.
    • 21:54 The ball is crossed by Leon Clarke.
    • 20:24 Corner taken by Andy Dawson played to the near post.
    • 19:30 Robert Koren decides to take the corner short.
    • 19:13 Robert Koren takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
    • 17:32 Leon Clarke produces a cross, Liam Rosenior gets a block in. Adam Barton takes the inswinging corner, Header by Leon Cort from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 16:50 Adam Barton takes a outswinging corner.
    • 15:22 The ball is swung over by Cameron Stewart, blocked by Billy Jones. Corner from right by-line crossed in by Cameron Stewart, clearance made by Ian Ashbee.
    • 11:52 The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Fryatt. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
    • 11:32 Leon Clarke is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
    • 10:58 Eddie Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Dawson. Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
    • 8:55 The assistant referee signals for offside against Eddie Johnson. Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.
    • 8:33 A cross is delivered by Matt Fryatt, Tijani Belaid takes a shot. Clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 3:50 Inswinging corner taken by Adam Barton.
    • 2:58 Centre by Cameron Stewart, Shot on goal by Aaron Mclean from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 2:50 Centre by Andy Dawson.
    • 2:12 The ball is swung over by David Gray, save by Bradley Guzan.
    • 1:12 The ball is crossed by Tijani Belaid, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.
    • 1:00 The ball is crossed by Matt Fryatt, Leon Cort manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 12 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 30 31 59
    2 Cardiff 30 14 54
    3 Norwich 31 10 54
    4 Swansea 31 11 53
    5 Nott'm Forest 28 16 52
    6 Leeds 31 10 52
    7 Leicester 31 1 48
    8 Burnley 30 9 46
    9 Millwall 31 9 46
    10 Hull 31 4 45
    11 Watford 29 10 43
    12 Reading 30 11 42
    13 Barnsley 31 -8 41
    14 Coventry 31 -3 39
    15 Ipswich 29 -2 38
    16 Doncaster 29 -7 37
    17 Derby 30 -3 35
    18 Portsmouth 30 -5 35
    19 Bristol City 31 -11 35
    20 Middlesbrough 30 -5 33
    21 Crystal Palace 31 -21 31
    22 Sheff Utd 30 -21 28
    23 Scunthorpe 28 -25 24
    24 Preston 29 -25 21


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