Southend United 0, Hull City 2, LIVE

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4:26pm

6:25pm

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6:24pm

Phil Brown, Southend United manager: "I'm proud of my players and the performance they put in. If Barry Corr's header or the shot from Michael Timlin which hit the crossbar had gone in then it might have been a different game. It just didn't quite full for us though and I think Hull's extra quality in the final third won them the game."

6:22pm

Steve Bruce, Hull City manager: "It was a shame this game wasn't on theTV because it had the chance to be an upset but we showed our quality near the end to kill off the game and I'm pleased with my team this afternoon in which could've been a very difficult game.

"Credit to Southend though because I thought they were terrific and they gave us a hell of a game."

4:51pm

Blues 0, Hull 2

4:49pm

Matty Fryatt worked his way past Luke Prosser before firing home from a narrow angle

4:49pm

Blues 0, Hull 2 Fryatt

4:46pm

Four minutes of stoppage time to be played

4:44pm

Freddy Eastwood comes on for Barry Corr

4:44pm

Cauley Woodrow booked for a foul on Stephen Quinn

4:42pm

Ball breaks inside the area to Barry Corr but he can only shoot over from 14 yards.

4:39pm

Daniel Bentley does well to keep out a 25 yard shot from Robbie Brady

4:38pm

Jake Livermore comes on for Yannick Sagbo as Hull make their second change

4:36pm

Second change for Blues as Jack Payne comes on for Anthony Straker

4:29pm

Hull change as Robbie Brady comes on for Danny Graham

4:26pm

First change for Blues as Cauley Woodrow comes on for Michael Timlin

4:21pm

Matty Fryatt beat the advancing Daniel Bentley with an assured left footed finish from 12 yards.

4:20pm

Blues 0, Hull 1 Matty Fryatt on target

4:17pm

Another great save from Daniel Bentley as he keeps out a deflected shot with David Meyler with his feet

4:15pm

Attendance: 10, 250 with 1, 184 from Hull

4:15pm

Ball breaks lose to Danny Graham inside the area but his low shot is smartly smothered by Daniel Bentley

4:11pm

55 minutes in and still 0-0 at Roots Hall

4:06pm

So close for Blues as a stunning 30 yard shot from Michael Timlin hits the underside of the crossbar

4:05pm

Liam Rosenior booked for a foul on Kevan Hurst

4:01pm

The second half is underway

4:00pm

The danger for Blues is the ball over the top of Adam Thompson.

3:46pm

Blues 0, Hull 0

3:45pm

One minute of added on time to be played at the end of the first half

3:44pm

Hull now back on top

3:43pm

Luke Prosser does superbly well to divert a goalbound effort from Matty Fryatt wide of the left post with a well timed challenge

3:41pm

Adam Thompson booked for a foul on Matty Fryatt

3:35pm

Great chance for Hull, George Boyd tees up Danny Graham who is free on goal but Daniel Bentley saves well.

3:27pm

Blues starting to enjoy more of the ball now

3:25pm

Ryan Leonard's header is met by Barry Corr whose header is tipped over by Steve Harper.

3:23pm

Abdoula Faye booked for a foul on Anthony Straker

3:22pm

There's not really much going on at this stage but that's suit Blues just fine. Hull City's fans making it known they do not want the club to be renamed the Hull Tigers with a series of chants and quite a large banner.

3:12pm

Just over 10 minutes gone at Roots Hall and still 0-0.

3:10pm

Hull fans singing: "Brownie, Brownie give us a song."

3:04pm

Barry Corr booked for a foul on Yannick Sagbo

3:00pm

The game is underway

2:58pm

Not sure I've ever seen so many photographers at a game at Roots Hall before!

2:48pm

No Lee Barnard in the squad today for Blues but he will be introduced to the fans just before kick off.

2:30pm

Hull City: Harper, Rosenior, Figueroa, Meyler, Graham Fryatt, McShane, Boyd, Sagbo, Faye, Quinn

Subs: McGregor, Bruce, Davies, Koren, Brady, Livermore & Elmohamady

 

2:26pm

Just one change for Blues as Adam Thompson replaces the injured Luke O'Neill at right-back.

Blues: Bentley, Thompson, Phillips, Prosser, Coker, Leonard, Atkinson, Timlin, Hurst, Corr, Straker

Subs: Smith, Laird, Eastwood, Clifford, Payne, Gomis & Woodrow

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