Live: Cardiff 0 Hull 0

93
Howard Webb blows for full time and puts Cardiff out of their misery. A superb game for Steve Bruce's side, who were clinical on the counter-attack. Much to ponder for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose side were desperately poor throughout. Thanks for joining me.

91
Quinn tries to find Jelavic put the Croatian is just offside. Looks like the hat-trick may not happen for the former Rangers man.

90
Fourth official indicates a minimum of two minutes added on time.

89
Jones tees up Berget, but the ball doesn't drop for the Norwegian and the ball is blocked by the Hull defence.

87
Declan John jinks through the defence but his effort sails wide.

85
Boyd booked after a cynical challenge of Noone who was racing in on goal.

83
Noone finds Jones with a drilled-in cross, but his header flies up into the air and it's eventually cleared.

83
Jelavic reacts to Cala, who he thinks left a leg in a challenge. Webb cools the situation off immediately. Good refereeing.

82
A lot of empty seats at the Cardiff City Stadium. The game has quietened down much like the atmosphere in the ground. Hull are seeing this game off effectively.

80
Jelavic gets behind the Cardiff defence and the Croatian shoots from the corner of the box, but sees his effort hit the side netting. Too easy for Hull.

Corner is met by Caulker, whose goal-bound header is met by Davies who clears the ball to safety.

78
Fraizer Campbell comes off for Jo Inge Berget.

78
Another cross comes in from Cardiff and this time it's from John, but the ball is chested out for a corner conceded by Rosenior.

76
Noone crosses it in and the ball just evades Campbell, who was slightly nudged off the ball by Davies. Campbell's landing has resulted in a break in play.

75
Shane Long comes off for Stephen Quinn.

74
Andrew Taylor comes off for Declan John

74
CHANCE! Noone wriggles away from the Hull defence and fires in a low effort, which is superbly saved by McGregor. Great athleticism from the former Rangers man.

72
The ball falls to Jelavic on the edge of the box, who fluffs his effort wide. The game has calmed down significantly, but the Croatian will be seeking that hat-trick.

70
Chance for Cardiff, after a freekick balloons up to Cala who heads wide. McGregor was rooted to the spot.

69
Alex Bruce comes off for James Chester.

68
CHANCE! Jones finds Campbell who runs into the box and has a chance to score, but is met by Bruce. The former Sunderland striker is looking bereft of confidence.

67
Cardiff fans are leaving in their droves, and who can blame them? A near-perfect afternoon for Steve Bruce's side.

66
Superb counter-attacking goal! Elmohamady picks up the ball on the half-way line and has acres of space to run into, who finds Livermore on the edge of the box who strokes home a fourth. Dreadful defending from Cardiff.

65
Daehli finds Eikrem, who attempts to return the ball to the former Manchester United winger on the edge of the box, but he misjudges his run.

64
Hull keep possession and look comfortable. Cardiff look like they've ran out of ideas.

62
Corner for Hull after Cala blocks Shane Long's cross. Corner then comes out to Rosenior who tries a 25 yard volley which sails wide. The full back hasn't scored for Hull in 129 appearances.

62
Huddlestone comes off for George Boyd.

60
Jelavic takes on the Cardiff defence and takes a shot from 35 yards out after spotting Marshall off his line. The shot is scuffed and Marshall gathers it easily.

60
Cardiff's tactics don't seem to be working so far. Another Noone cross is met by the defence, with the winger then attempting a speculative 25 yard effort that's blocked by Davies. Solskjaer's tactics of pumping the ball into the box is failing so far.

58
Daehli attempts to take on Rosenior but the full-back remains composed and Hull aim to take on Cardiff on the counter again. The Tigers are looking mightily threatening on the counter.

57
Yet to reach the hour mark, and it could be game over already for Cardiff. Their defence has self-imploded at times. However, Hull have been at their clinical best.

56
JELAVIC scores again! Rosenior picks out the Croatian with a superb ball into the box and heads into the bottom right corner. Desperately poor defending from the Bluebirds.

55
Dissimilar to Jelavic and Long, Cardiff's strike duo are struggling to form an understanding. Too many misplaced passes for Solskjaer's liking.

53
Eikrem whips the ball in and it finds Jones, who looks surprised to see the ball at his feet. He attempts a back-flick but fails, and the ball trickles out harmlessly for a Hull goal kick.

51
Shane Long goes down after a hefty challenge but Cardiff refuse to kick the ball out. A very tense atmosphere in the ground, as Rosenior once again defends well, this time stopping Daehli from having a run on goal.

50
Corner for Cardiff finds Cala who heads straight over the bar. A very lively start to the second half.

49
Break in play as Huddlestone receives treatment after his tackle.

48
CHANCE! Noone whips the ball in and the ball drops to Campbell who looks certain to score, but a superb last-ditch tackle from Huddlestone stops the home side from scoring. Big chance.

47
Cardiff then immediately break and pump the ball into the box, but it's well defended by Elmohamady. The Egyptian has been everywhere for Hull.

46
CHANCE! Elmohamady crosses into the back post and it finds Rosenior who pokes it to Jelavic and the Croatian somehow fires over. Huge chance to make it 3-0.

45
Looks like Noone has came over to the left and Campbell will be operating on the right-hand side. A few changes from Solskjaer at the break.

45
Daehli comes on for Zaha. A frustrating afternoon for the Manchester United winger.

Both teams have emerged from the tunnel, ready for the second half.

What did you think of that half? Do Hull deserve their lead? Was there a penalty for Cardiff? Tweet me @davidalexbowers or email me at david.bowers@bskyb.com.

45+3
Webb blows for half-time and boos ring out around the Cardiff City Stadium. Solskjaer looks exasperated on the touchline - a big team-talk for the Norwegian.

45+2
Cardiff appeal for a penalty as the ball is fired into the box and when Jones attempts to get the ball down, Jelavic bundles into the back of the Trinidad and Tobago international. Nothing given and Cardiff have a right to feel aggrieved.

45+1
Cardiff win a corner after Jones' flick on finds Campbell whose cross is blocked by Rosenior. Resulting corner is played short and it comes to nothing.

44
Hull's positional play has been spot on today, especially on the counter. Cardiff have had the possession but cannot get through a resilient Hull backline. Hull look very threatening on the counter attack.

43
Cardiff's play summed up so far - Jones wins a header and both Noone and Campbell go for the ball, and collide into each other. Hull clear.

42
Ironic cheers from the home crowd as Webb gives a freekick to Cardiff on the half way line. The home fans are unimpressed with the referee's performance so far, suggesting Long was offside for Jelavic's goal.

41
Noone is back on straight away. Looks to be clutching his shoulder and sides, however.

40
A break in play as Noone chases a long ball and clatters into Davies and Bruce. Webb orders a stoppage with the winger receiving treatment for what looks like a shoulder injury.

39
Really impressive play from Hull's strike duo. A good understanding between them carved out that opportunity. But Cardiff's defensive line was all over the place, and Jelavic was free on the edge of the box. Poor from Cardiff, great for Hull.

38
Superb goal for Hull! Jelavic threads through Shane Long who takes his time, weighs up his options and finds Jelavic who fires in from 18 yards out. Poor marking from Cardiff and much to ponder for Solskjaer.

36
CHANCE! A ball into the box finds Campbell who tees up Eikrem, and his toe-poked effort deflects off a Hull defender and into the path of Jones, who manages to head wide. Big chance that Cardiff may later rue.

35
Fascinating battle between Noone and Rosenior, with the fullback winning so far.

34
Play resumes and Bruce comes back on to the pitch, albeit still hobbling.

33
A break in play as Alex Bruce receives treatment for an earlier injury. Chester is warming up on the sidelines.

32
Zaha is booked by Howard Webb after dragging back Elmohamady.

31
Campbell dispossesses Huddlestone and finds Noone on the wing, who swings another ball in but there's no Cardiff man in sight. Cleared away and the tension levels grow in the stadium.

30
McGregor, arugably, has been the busier keeper so far but Cardiff find themselves 1-0 down due to a well-worked counter-attacking goal.

29
CHANCE! A dangerous ball is whipped in and Fraizer Campbell gets a head on it, but flies high and wide of McGregor's goal.

28
Zaha tees up Eikrem who has a speculative effort from 25 yards out and is, once again, blocked superbly by Davies.

27
Hull calm down proceedings by keeping the ball and retaining possession. Good work from the Tigers.

25
DOUBLE CHANCE! After sustained pressure in Hull's half, Eikrem has a chance to fire in on goal but Davies blocks it terrifically. The ball is then fired back in and Jones has an effort from 6 yards out, which is blocked again by Davies. Superb defending.

23
Hull win the ball in midfield and Jelavic counters, but Eikrem makes a great tackle on the edge of the box to nullify the threat of the Croatian.

22
Cardiff get a freekick just over the half way line, but a tame ball in is met by McGregor. A nervous cross from Eikrem.

20
Corner comes in and it's met by Campbell, who heads straight down the middle of the goal. A lively game so far.

19
Cardiff aim to equalise immediately with the ball sprayed out wide to Noone. However, Rosenior blocks the cross. A superb twenty minutes for the right back. A corner for Cardiff.

18
That goal came out of the blue for Hull, who were looking on the back foot. Jelavic will be disappointed not to score having carved out a one-on-one opportunity, but Huddlestone will be absolutely delighted with his strike.

17
GOAL! After Jelavic looks absolutely certain to finish, Marshall saves superbly. The ball falls to Livermore who tees up Huddlestone who fires in a delightful 25 yard strike into the bottom corner. What a strike!

15
Cardiff on top with Hull rooted in their own half. Bruce's side resorting to long balls with only Jelavic and Long up front.

14
Promising for Cardiff with two chances in the space of a minute. Zaha is showing real signs of his ability and looks lively.

13
Eikrem's corner is dealt with easily and cleared.

12
Another CHANCE! Jones uses his strength to barge past Bruce and fire in a low effort, which is well saved by McGregor. Corner for Cardiff.

11
CHANCE! Zaha does superbly to create a chance out of nothing. Surrounded by three players in the Hull box, he dances through the challenges and stings McGregor's palms.

10
So far, Jones is looking strong in the air for Cardiff whilst there's a lot of space in the centre of the park. No attempt on goal from Hull yet.

9
Campbell wins the ball back on the wing and swings in a dangerous cross which is just met by Bruce, despite having keeper McGregor right behind him. Promising from the Bluebirds.

8
Some nervy passing and tackling on show at the moment. Looks like it could be a very open game, especially with both side's pace on the counter.

7
Feisty challenge from Meyler on Eikrem is greeted by boos from the Cardiff fans, but the referee keeps his cards in his pocket.

6
First shot on goal for Cardiff. Noone has a long run into Hull territory and the ball eventually falls to Zaha, who cuts in and shoots straight down Marshall's goal.

5
Corner cleared and Wilfried Zaha sets off on the counter-attack. The ball falls to Campbell who is met by a Livermore tackle. Danger averted.

4
Corner to Hull City after Long's run on the wing.

4
McGregor with a shaky clearance almost gives Jones an opportunity. A few nervy moments for Hull in the opening few minutes.

3
Campbell flagged marginally offside when it looked like he might be clear on goal.

2
A steady start for both sides as they fight for possession.

And we're underway!

Both teams are out and ready for kick off.

Hull's Liam Rosenior has told Sky Sports: "It's a big game for us. We're looking to top this 'mini-league' and 3 points here today will certainly help us achieve that."

A reminder - if you want to be featured on site, send me a prediction or a thought on the game at david.bowers@bskyb.com or for those Twitter users out there, i'm available @davidalexbowers.

Thanks to Josh Zincke, who's sent me a prediction on Twitter: "Can see this being a 2-2 draw. Jelavic and Huddlestone for Hull and Campbell and Zaha for Cardiff."

Steve Bruce has taken to Hull's Twitter account to give his two cents ahead of today's encounter: "There is no easy trip in this division, every game is tough. We'll have to work hard today, but I'm confident we can do the job."

Cheers to Ryan Spurr who's just tweeted in his prediction: "Think this ones gonna be close, Cardiff need the points, going for a 1-1, Shane Long to grab a goal". Do you agree with Ryan?

Solskjaer: "It'll be a tough game. Steve Bruce's teams can adapt their system & formation with the same players, playing with high energy"

Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the official Cardiff City twitter account: "Today is a chance for us to make some ground on those around us and to build momentum. Home support and belief is important"

For Hull, Steve Bruce has made five changes to the side that played Brighton on Monday night. Rosenior, Bruce, Meyler, Jelavic, and Long all come in for Koren, Sagbo, Faye, Aluko, and Quinn. #UTT

So, there's four changes for Cardiff this week with Fabio, Cowie, Jones and Noone coming in to the side.

Whilst we wait for kick off, why not have a bet with our friends over at Sky Bet? Cardiff are at 13/8, a draw is 21/10 and a Hull win is at 7/4.

15 different players have scored for Hull City in the PL this term, but 14 of those have failed to score more than twice and their top scorer; Robbie Brady, only has three goals.

Cardiff's David Marshall is the only player to have made over 100 saves in the Premier League this season (104) - 17 more than any other 'keeper.

Hull City have lost just one of their last five league meetings with Cardiff City (W2 D2).

Cardiff City have failed to score in 14 Barclays Premier League games this season; more often than any other team.

With just over 45 minutes to kick off, why not feast your eyes on some stats?

And the substitutes for Hull are: Harper, Chester, Koren, Boyd, Sagbo, Aluko, Quinn

Here's Hull City's starting XI: McGregor, Rosenior, Figueroa, Bruce, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Jelavic, Long, Elmohamady

and Cardiff's substitutes: Lewis; Turner, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Daehli, Berget, John.

First up - here's Cardiff's lineup: Marshall, Taylor, Caulker (C), Cala, Fabio; Zaha, Cowie, Eikrem, Noone; Campbell, Jones

I'd love to hear from anyone who has a prediction for the clash at the Cardiff City Stadium. Whether you're a fan of the Bluebirds, a fan of the Tigers or just a football fan in general - send me a prediction! You can tweet me @davidalexbowers or send me an email at david.bowers@bskyb.com. Team news to follow...

Good afternoon and welcome to our live and interactive commentary of Cardiff City vs Hull City.

Updates will appear here...

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City
So'ton v Stoke
S'land v Arsenal
W Brom v C Palace
17:30
Swansea v Leicester
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
12:45
Newcastle v Liverpool  
15:00
Arsenal v Burnley  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Thu, 23 Oct 2014

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