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Hull City v Albion - from the KC Stadium
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- HULL CITY 2 ALBION 1
- Seagulls bow out of Cup
- Davies credited with opener (15)
- Koren adds deflected free-kick (36)
- Dunk hits crossbar after break
- Ulloa scores again (68)
- Full coverage in The Argus tomorrow
LuaLua was booked for a foul in added time
March went on a run in the final seconds and saw his drive grabbed by Harper at the second attempt.
Final: Hull 2 Albion 1
Ulloa tried his luck from 25 yards with a curler which Harper seemed to have covered as it went a yard wide of the far post.
Hull got back in their stride with an attack which saw Meyler's shot deflect behind.
Ulloa headed the corner away and took a whack to the head as he did so.
Att: 10,795 (486 away)
Albion were knocking the ball about with confidence now and Harper had to come out to punch a hanging cross away from Ulloa.
Another dangerous free-kick into the box by David Lopez was cleared after a foul for which Sagbo was booked.
Albion had a lifeline on 68 minutes when LuaLua was fouled. David Lopez whipped in a terrific inswinging free-kick from the left which left ULLOA with a simple nod-in from close range.
Hull played the ball brilliantly through midfield and got Aluko in on goal Ward matched Calderon's block of a few minutes earlier by sliding in to deflect the shot wide.
That near miss sparked a slightly improved spell from the Seagulls and got their fans back in good voice but Hull still looked dangerous on counters.
They got Sagbo away down the left but Calderon flung himself at the shot and deflected it for a corner which was cleared.
Albion sent on March for Ince, who had picked up a knock.
Albion's fans behind Harper's goal at last had something to get excited about.
Albion rather tentatively cleared another Elmohamady cross.
Then they moved forward and won a corner. David Lopez's delivery beat everyone but Ward did well to win the ball back and cross from the byline and the ball eventually dropped to Dunk - who crashed a fierce left-foot drive against the underside of the bar.
LuaLua replaced Rodriguez for the second half.
It had been a dis-spiriting half for the Seagulls.
HALF: Hull 2 Albion 0
Harper suddenly had employment - and he earned applause for his catch above his head as he back-pedalled to claim Calderon's hanging cross.
Hull had another free-kick just outside the box when Dunk tripped Aluko.
It was ideally placed for KOREN to shoot right-footed - and his curler found its way in via a deflection off Ward and the flailing arm of Brezovan.
It was a comfortable night's work for Hull so far with Harper as yet untroubled in the home goal.
Hull looked to have more cutting edge when they moved forward.
Sagbo's low cross came off Forster-Caskey for another flag kick was eventually cleared.
It only went as far as Meyler whose shot was blocked - but Upson was penalised for his challenge as he contested the loose ball five yards outside the box.
Sagbo's free-kick hit the wall and was cleared
Albion had a decent little spell which saw Ulloa have a shot blocked and then Andrews chip a pass into the path of Calderon as he raced towards the byline. Calderon managed to hook in a cross but it was too high for Ulloa and Rodriguez in the middle.
It was a cheap, scruffy goal for Albion to concede.
Brezovan lost the flight of the looping corner and DAVIES headed over him and just inside the post.
The Hull defender was credited with the goal even though it seemed the ball might have gone in off Forster-Caskey on the post.
David Lopez won Albion's first corner which came to nothing.
At the other end, Calderoon ahd to head another dangerous Elmohamady cross behind for a corner.
That flag kick led to another - and that brought an untidy opening goal...
Albion had a let off when Elmohamady's next cross reached Fryatt right in of goal but he mis-directed the ball away from goal.
Hull had stepped things up now - but Ward won the ball when Elmohamady had his next run at him.
Albion settled well and had plenty of the ball in the Hull half without creating anything of note.
Elmohamady made his first foray down the right to lift the Hull fans and his cross was helped forward - but into the arms of Brezovan.
Albion are defending the goal behind which their fans are located.
It is quite a sparsely populated KC Stadium which awaits the teams.
They have adopted that ploy here of installing seats of different colours to make empty stands not seem as empty as they really are.
But it is a small turnout and the top tier of the main stand side (the side you cannot see if you are watching on TV) is not even open.
That said, the Albion fans sounded quite loud as the teams came out
The sixth round awaits - and both sides have named their star strikers (as far as possible) as Albion visit Hull in tonight's FA Cup replay.
Leo Ulloa starts for the Seagulls while Aluko, Sagbo and Fryatt are all in the City XI.
Of course Hull are missing cup-tied forwards Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long.
But there is some firepower out there tonight.
Who will go through to meet Sunderland in the quarter-finals?
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