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Hull City - Watford
Premier League - 23 April 2017
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FT: Hull 2-0 Watford. Marco Silva's incredible home record continues - that's now 22 wins in 23 home league games - as Hull win thanks to a pair of really good goals. That means they stay out of the relegation zone too.
Four added minutes, by the way.
Deeney shoots narrowly over from outside the box but Jakupovic had it covered.
Dawson on for Grosicki with Hull's last sub. This game is very stop-start currently.
- OffJose HolebasWatford
- OnCamilo ZúñigaWatford
Final change for Watford; Holebas off for Zungia.
Robertson wins a corner to Hull an opportunity to waste some more time.
Capoue's floated free-kick easily cleared by Hull.
The impressive Markovic makes way for Huddlestone as Hull look to shut up shop.
- Yellow cardAndrew RobertsonHull City
Robertson is booked, not that he appears to care.
From a deep free-kick Prodl stabs a ball across the face of goal which Jakupovic again gathers.
Holebas' cross is claimed by Jakupovic, who then theatrically goes to ground to secure the ball much to the home fans' joy.
- OffAbdoulaye DoucoureWatford
- OnStefano Okaka ChukaWatford
Okaka the latest striker on for Watford in place of Doucoure.
- GoalSam ClucasHull City
GOAL! What a strike from Clucas! A Hull corner is cleared as far as him, 25 yards from goal, and he controls it with his chest before firing a dipping shot past Gomes. Wow.
Markovic has a shot deflected over from the edge of the box.
Clucas steps up and curls the free-kick inches wide of the near post.
- Yellow cardSebastian PrödlWatford
Prodl booked for pulling back Markovic, giving Hull a free-kick 25 yards from goal.
- OffNordin AmrabatWatford
- OnIsaac SuccessWatford
Amrabat off, Success on as Mazzarri makes an attacking change.
- Yellow cardLazar MarkovicHull City
Markovic thinks he's one-on-one with the last defender but is pulled back for handball and gets a booking for his trouble.
- GoalLazar MarkovicHull City
GOAL! Hull lead! From a promising Watford free-kick they break with devastating pace and Grosicki's cross is headed onto the bar by Markovic who reacts quickest and prods home the rebound!
A long throw is allowed to bounce in the Hull box and Capoue is then able to shoot on turn from six yards but his shot bounces back off the feet of Jakupovic.
Hull send the big men up from the back for the corner, but Gomes comes out to claim.
Lovely feet from Grosicki to get away from Cleverley on halfway but he's tracked all the way back by Amrabat who deflects his cross behind.
Hull have been shown five have red cards in the Premier League this season, tied most with West Ham, and all of them have been straight reds.
Hernandez has Hull's first shot on target, a side-footed effort from 25 yards which is comfortably saved by Gomes.
Britos penalised for a high boot and the home fans are less than impressed to see him escape without a card.
Amrabat looks to find the onrushing Cleverley at the near post but Maguire clears his low cross.
Much like the first 45 minutes, it's been a slow start to this second half.
- OffEvandroHull City
- OnAbel HernándezHull City
Silva made a change at the break, replacing Evandro with Hernandez to give Hull a striker again.
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We're back underway.
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HT: Hull 0-0 Watford. All sqaure at the break, where the red card for Niasse is the big talking point. As it stands, Hull are in the relegation zone.
Robertson's low cross is deflected into Grosicki's path and he's tackled - legally in the eyes of the referee - just as he tries to pull the trigger.
Two added minutes.
Niang gets in behind the Hull defence on the right and his hopeful cross is almost turned into his own net by Maguire.
Janmaat cuts inside and sees his left-footed shot blocked by Maguire.
Even allowing for the red card, this has been a poor half from Hull. You feel Watford need to take their chances because the hosts will surely be better after the break.
- Yellow cardAlfred N'DiayeHull City
N'Daiye pulls back Amrabat and the referee has no choice but to book him.
Hull cough up possession just outside their own penalty box but get away with it as Amrabat tries to be too clever and lay the ball off for a team-mate rather than just shoot himself.
Another good chance for Watford from a corner and this time Britos sends a free header inches wide from close range.
Amrabat has a shot deflected wide at the end of a promising Watford counter-attack lead by Niang and Cleverley.
Niang being heavily booed by the home fans when on the ball.
The resultant corner drops to Janmaat ten yards out and his volley fizzes wide after two deflections, the second of which came off Deeney.
What a save! Prodl flicks on Holebas' corner from six yards out but Jakupovic makes a terrific reflex stop to tip the ball over the bar.
That was only the second red card Madley has shown this season in the Premier League.
Evandro carries the ball forward for Hull but, minus the presence of Niasse, has few options and ends up overhitting a pass to Markovic.
Online consensus, including from Watford fans, is that it wasn't a red.
Silva, unsurprisingly, far from happy on the touchline.
- Red cardOumar NiasseHull City
RED CARD! Niasse catches Niang late and is given his marching orders. He went in studs up, so you can see why Madley sent him off and by the letter of the law he's correct, but the contact was minimal and it certainly didn't look malicious.
After switching the play quickly Hull have an opening down the left but Grosicki and Robertson aren't on the same wavelength and they lose possession.
Niasse stings the palms of Gomes with an effort from outside the box but the whistle had already be blown as he was offside.
Niang, playing on the left wing, looks Watford's biggest threat so far and has also been doing his fair share of defensive work but on this occasion is penalised for handball after winning the ball back in Hull's half.
Holebas doesn't clear a cross properly, meaning the ball drops to Clucas 20 yards from goal, but he slices high and wide on the half-volley.
Grosicki looks to find Elmohamady with a long ball which Niang cuts out. The home fans feel he fouled the Egyptian in doing so, the referee disagrees.
Bad news for Hull.
Markovic and Elmohamady combine down the right for Hull's best moment so far but Prodl heads the latter's cross clear.
Britos has the game's first effort on goal, heading well over from a Holebas corner.
It's been a scrappy affair so far, with either side yet to create a chance.
Both sets of players are wearing black armbands to marl the sad passing of Ugo Ehiogu yesterday.
A poor backpass from Maguire gives Watford an early corner but they are unable to do anything with it.
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The players are out on the pitch, with Hull in their usual home strip and Watfpd all in white.
Bobby Madley, about whom Jose Mourinho said "this young referee makes me very happy" after he officiated Manchester United's win over Chelsea last Sunday, is our man in the middle today.
Hashtag classy touch.
Tigers boss Silva has won 21 of his last 22 home league matches, drawing the other. His last home defeat in league competition was on 30th March 2014, 40 games and four clubs ago when he was in charge of Estoril.
Not long to go.
A better memory if this fixture for Hull fans is the second leg of a crushing 6-1 aggregate victory over the Hornets in the 2008 Championship play-offs. They would go on to beat Bristol City to promotion in the final.
A 1-0 Watford win was the outcome on their last visit to the KCOM Stadium four years ago.
Just 20 minutes until kick-off now, so here's a reminder of the two teams in full. HULL CITY: Jakupovic, Elmohamady, Robertson, Maguire, Ranocchia, N'Diaye, Markovic, Clucas, Grosicki, Evandro, Niasse. Subs: Marshall, Huddlestone, Hernandez, Maloney, Mbokani, Dawson, Henriksen. /// WATFORD: Gomes, Britos, Janmaat, Prodl, Holebas, Amrabat, Cleverley, Capoue, Niang, Doucoure, Deeney Subs: Pantilimon, Mariappa, Kabasele, Zuniga, Behrami, Success, Okaka.
A nice feature on Kamil Grosicki here, who leads the Tigers in assists (3) despite making only ten appearances to date.
Mazzarri is the Watford manager today, but with their safety assured the focus has turned to the summer and his future. The Pozzo family have been through nine managers since they took ownership of the club, but he was confident that figure won't shortly grow when he spoke to the media in midweek.
The two sides have only met once before in the Premier League, earlier this season, where Michael Dawson’s own-goal gave Watford a 1-0 win.
It's another old starting line-up for Watford today, with only two players (Doucoure and Niang) younger than 27.
Silva also had some interesting things to say about Middlesbrough and Sunderland, who are six and nine points behind his side respectively.
Silva said pre-game that he feels Watford, who already have 40 points and are all but mathematically safe, will be able to "play free football" as a result. His players aren't pressure-free, but the Portugese is confident that they can cope with the burden. "They are not happy with the last result and what I feel during the week is our players train hard," he said. "They are good players, they never lose organisation and we need to be calm tomorrow and be patient to do good things and put problems on the opponent."
Marco Silva has picked up 17 points from 13 Premier League matches in charge of Hull. When he took over they had just 13 points after 20 games.
Just the one change for Walter Mazzarri's Watford, meanwhile, as Miguel Britos replaces Adrian Mariappa.
Hull make two changes from the side that fell 3-1 at Stoke last weekend, with Evandro and Ahmed Elmohamady in for Tom Huddlestone and Michael Dawson.
Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of Hull City versus Watford. Hull are in fine form at home, winning five of their last six home matches in the Premier League, and will be hoping to extend that run today and take another step towards safety. Team news coming up next...