T Elphick (14),A Elmohamady (70),A Hutton (75)
Hull City vs A Villa
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7:45pm Monday 6th August
HULL 1-3 ASTON VILLA
FULL-TIME! That's it then! Clinical performance from Villa to come from behind to beat Hull here at the KCOM. A comfortable victory in the end but it was a very close game at times. Is this Jack Grealish's goodbye?
Stay tuned for a full report, reaction and highlights.
90+3: Job done here for Villa it seems. Hull have looked bright on occasion but the two goals killed them off and they have had the quality to haul themselves back into contention.
90+1: We'll have THREE minutes of added time here at the KCOM.
89: SHOT! Bowen continues despite a clear foul from Bjarnason and pulls the trigger but his angled shot is met by the grateful hands of Steer.
87: SUB! Evandro's game is done and Will Keane comes on to partner Dicko up front. Adkins' men are playing a 4-4-2 at the moment but can they trouble their opponents in the closing minutes?
OVER! Hepburn-Murphy - who replaced Kodjia moments after Hutton scored - squares for Hourihane, but the midfielder can't keep his shot down.No sign of a fourth as yet...
84: "Jack Grealish, we want you to stay" rings from the away section of the KCOM. There are just days left of the transfer window, but will Grealish remain at Villa come the weekend?
83: SUB! Jack Grealish's evening is over, but as he claps the fans, is that his last appearance in a Villa shirt? Bjarnason is his replacement anyway.
WATCH: ELMOHAMADY PUTS VILLA IN FRONT
Hutton's goal is coming, but here's Ahmed Elmohamady's strike...
79: CLOSE! The door was open for Hull there! Milinkovic fails to pull the trigger after poor defending from Elphick and the chance to pull Hull back into the game is gone...
GOAL! HULL 1-3 ASTON VILLA (Hutton, 75)
That's why they love this man at Villa Park! A lung-busting run from defence see Hutton with the ball on the edge of the area and De Wijs gives him time and space to dances through on goal and prod an effort beyond David Marshall! He does take a booking in the process, though...
A great turnaround from Villa, but can they add any more?
GOAL! HULL 1-2 ASTON VILLA (Elmohamady, 70)
The former Hull man Ahmed Elmohamady turns it round for Villa! Marshall's clipped goal-kick is poor and Elmohamady makes his way forward and squeezes a shot beyond the stopper! He raises his hands in apology to the fans who once adored him but raises a wry smile too...
HULL 1-1 ASTON VILLA
67: SUBS! Todd Kane has had a decent game out on the wing but his debut is over as he and Campbell are replaced by Nouha Dicko and David Milinkovic. Meanwhile for Villa, Green takes Adomah's place.
65: NO PENALTY! Hull were almost the architects of their own downfall there! They fail to clear the ball after numerous attempts and Adomah is hauled to the floor, though contact appeared minimal.
Just seconds later Kodjia draws the foul from De Wijs just outside the area and Grealish sizes up a shot...but Hourihane curls the free-kick off the crossbar!
63: FREE-KICK! Hutton sticks a leg out and brings down Henriksen in a dangerous spot. The Tigers will have a free-kick...
...but there's not a Hull head in sight as Hutton redeems himself to head clear.
60: SAVE! The flag may be up but that's a top, top stop from Steer! Campbell crosses a ball into the area, Evandro's flicked header finds Kane who volleys goalwards. Steer saves but the flag is soon raised for offside. It has to be said that Hull's attacking unit look excellent.
58: Bowen picks out Henriksen in midfield and the skipper tries an aerial pass to the onrushing Batty, but the pass is too heavy and drops beyond the byline before the midfielder has the chance to control the pass.
57: A fair few empty seats on show at the KCOM this evening but there really is no shortage of noise, particularly when Villa are on the attack.
54: Hutton drives forward from full-back and takes a heavy touch on Elmohamady's pass to the corner flag. De Wijs makes the tackle and puts the ball out of play but the Scot isn't happy with the manner in which that challenge was executed. We continue nonetheless.
50: Grealish is subjected to foul number six, but as ever he fails to complain, though he does mention something to the referee in passing. He's a marked man and it doesn't take a genius to guess why.
48: Kodjia tries to keep the ball in play as a long pass out of midfield is aimed in his direction but he pulls out all the stops to make it, including hauling Hull skipper Henriksen to the deck.
SHOT! In a flash, Jarrod Bowen has a sniff! He drives across the pitch from the right flank, works the ball onto his favoured left foot and unleashes a low effort. Steer gets down really well and pushes it beyond the post!
SECOND HALF! HULL 1-1 ASTON VILLA
46: No changes for either side and we're back underway at the KCOM!
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There's a huge roar from the home crowd as their Tigers drive forward in the dying seconds, but it's they haven't got enough to force another before the break.
Anyway, that was good wasn't it?! Evandro's hooked effort got things going for Hull before Tommy Elphick headed home unmarked just seven minutes later! Plenty more of that to come by all accounts so keep it right here...
45+1: I may have to swallow my words...Hull have a corner. They claw back possession as the first is swept away from goal and Bowen wins another...Kane to take.
45: Doesn't look like there'll be too much time for anymore goals before the break at the moment as Fraizer Campbell gets his feet in a muddle on the edge of the Villa area.
There we go, we'll have TWO added minutes at the end of this half.
WATCH: ELPHICK'S EQUALISER
Click below to watch Tommy Elphick's leveller...
41: FOUL! Evandro and Henriksen take turns to tackle Jack Grealish and the latter's foul results in a Villa free-kick. That's probably the fifth or sixth occasion he's been fouled but he continues regardless. Will Villa make something of one of the subsequent set-pieces, though?
40: SAVE! The hosts break from deep in their own half, but lack tempo in the build-up. The pace suddenly speeds up and Kane carves open the Villa defence and passes to Fraizer Campbell, but as the former Man United frontman squares for Evandro, Steer cleverly races off his line to claim.
Will there be more celebrations like this for the hosts later on this evening?
35: SHOT! Really tidy passage of play from the hosts as Kane and Batty sweep the ball into a central position for Campbell. He takes aim from range and arrows a shot over the bar, but to be honest, he was never going to score from such a position.
36: Ambitious effort from Todd Kane just moments later as he fancies his chances, but the shot is well wide of the target.
33: Grealish on the ground after a heavy tackle by Todd Kane. The Chelsea loanee well-known for his love of a crunching tackle but he escapes unpunished while Grealish gingerly gets to his feet. Few protests from the midfielder...he's used to this treatment.
30: Half an hour gone now and we've got a real game on our hands by all accounts. Hull took the game by the scruff of the neck but were exposed at the back when Elphick nodded the equaliser.
The game is being played at an impressive tempo and now Villa look the more threatening. Who are you backing?
25: CHANCE! Villa are really growing into the game now! Kodjia picks up a sloppy pass from De Wijs and lines up for a shot with Elmohamady to his right. He's selfish and goes for goal but his shot is closed down and the chance is gone.
23: Decent work from Hutton on the right as he tries to carve space for a cross. Every time you think the Scot is on his way out of Villa, he sticks his foot in the door and earns his place back in the side. Really has the potential to be a key player for Villa on his day.
WATCH: EVANDRO'S OPENER
See how Evandro opened the scoring after just seven minutes at the KCOM...
16: CHANCE! This could be a hell of a game...it's speeding along at a rate of knots! Bowen is slipped in by Campbell but Steer gets down low to divert the shot away from danger. Good stop from the returning keeper.
GOAL! HULL 1-1 ASTON VILLA (Elphick, 14)
That didn't last long! Tommy Elphick has given his hopes of forging a career at Villa a significant boost with that goal. He's left unmarked in the area and nods home Grealish's corner to level things up!
Villa had begun to find their rhythm, but that truly was a gift.
HULL 1-0 ASTON VILLA
12: That goal will have really settled Hull's nerves this evening. After their summer of discontent, are Villa going to be up for fighting back? You'd certainly hope so, but we haven't seen anything dangerous created as yet...
GOAL! HULL 1-0 ASTON VILLA (Evandro, 8)
Dream start for Hull, nightmare start for Villa.
A free-kick is swung into the box and Steer looks confident is he punches the ball out of the box. Evandro is lurking, however, and he does well to get over the ball and hook into the back of the net. Elphick can't get there and Steer can't recover! We have the game's first goal!
HULL 0-0 ASTON VILLA
6: Kingsley crosses in from the right but Elphick sticks a leg out and concedes a throw. The Tigers don't make anything of it though and we continue. It's end to end stuff at the moment but you'd have to say Hull are taking the game to their opponents right now.
4: Free-kick to Villa as Grealish goes down on a marauding attack. He's a prime target each week for Villa's opposition so Hull will need to keep an eye on Steve Bruce's prize asset.
2: Good noise emanating from the stands in the opening seconds here but it goes silent for a second as Bowen exposes the Villa defensive frailties to earn an early corner. It's a bright start but they can make little from the early breakthrough and Villa have a chance to recover.
KICK OFF! HULL 0-0 ASTON VILLA
Referee Andrew Madley blows his whistle for the first time this evening and we're underway in this Championship fixture! Who'll take this one?
HERE THEY COME!
The two sides are out onto the pitch at the KCOM!
WATCH: NIGEL ADKINS' THOUGHTS
The Hull boss speaks to Sky Sports ahead of kick-off...
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COUNTDOWN TO KICK-OFF
Get yourselves ready because kick off at the KCOM is just under 15 minutes away...
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