Last Updated: 10/04/10 5:00pm
That's your lot from the KC Stadium as Burnley record a massive three-point haul courtesy of a pair of second half Graham Alexander penalties and a fine free-kick from Wade Elliott. A remarkable dog-fight ensued here, with few predicting how this would have turned out when Hull took an early lead. Thanks for tuning in...
GOAL for Burnley!!!!! Elliott has smacked in a free-kick past Myhill with his right foot from the tightest of angles. Great finish but suspect goalkeeping.
There looks to be no way back for Hull here as the boos ring around the KC Stadium; the natives are not amused.
Nugent does well to get in a shot on the turn that tested Myhill as the referee indicates there will be five minutes injury time. Can the Tigers' pull off a late escape act?
The KC Stadium is emptying fast as Altidore sees a shot blocked after a bright run before Bullard slammed the ball a yard or so wide after it fell to him 30 yards from goal.
Burnley make a defensive change as striker Steven Fletcher, largely peripheral today, is replaced by centre-half Andre Bikey.
A fit-again Steven Caldwell replaces a knackered looking Duff. Fair play to the big centre-half for lasting this long after his first half head injury.
Hull's best chance of the second half goes begging as Hesselink turns a too tight Duff and lashes the ball invitingly across goal. The ball found Altidore on the stretch but he couldn't get any real connection and the chance was lost.
Myhill has to come off his line to clear from Nugent after Elliott's brilliantly weighted ball threatened to play in the Burnley front-man.
Brian Laws has been much maligned since taking over at Turf Moor, but credit where it's due - whatever he said at half-time has worked miracles.
Mouyokolo slings in a hopeful cross from the right that drifts harmlessly over Jensen's cross bar. The Tigers are struggling.
Cort gets in a good block as Bullard drills for goal from around 25 yards. Hull are getting the ball forward at every opportunity, but as yet are struggling to conjure any real chances.
It's been a remarkable second half. Burnley have looked a side transformed after a pretty dire first period. If ever you needed a calm head from the spot though, Alexander is probably the best in the business.
GOAL for Burnley!!!! Alexander has done it again with another perfect spot-kick. It was almost identical to his first, although this time higher to Myhill's left.
GOAL for Burnley!!!! Alexander is a model of confidence and composure from the spot as he sends Myhill the wrong way.
There are calls from the crowd for Dowie to change things as Burnley look the likelier to grab a winner. Looking at his bench, Folan and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink are his most probable options.
The game springs to life as Bullard is denied by Jensen on the edge of the box, amid shouts of handball, after the giant keeper came flying out of his goal and missed a cross.
Glorious chance for Burnley goes begging as Duff, no more than eight yards from goal, was totally free but curled the ball a yard or so over the top. Wonderful opportunity for the Clarets.
Paterson tried to dink one over the wall but his shot was deflected over. The resulting corner was cleared by Mendy at the near post.
Burnley win a free-kick 25 yards from goal after Alexander is fouled, in the eyes of the referee, after trying to connect on the volley.
Frustration is growing in the home crowd as Hull fail to find a foothold. Of the two, it's Burnley who are edging the early sparring.
The second period has yet to come even close to settling, with Dawson's injury interupting play significantly.
After a lengthy delay the unfortunate Dawson is replaced by Nick Barmby. Looks like the Tigers will need to shuffle their pack.
Unfortunately it looks like I spoke too soon as the stretcher is on now. It didn't look like a bad one from where I'm sat but clearly this could be serious. A real shame to see a player needing extensive treatment.
Dawson is down to receive treatment after coming off worse in a 50-50 challenge with Mears. Can't imagine it's anything too serious.
Craig, who doesn't seem to be a Laws fan, has issued a rally call from Rossendale: "Come on Burnley. If there's any hope of our survival it's a must win today. The team need to pull together and do it for the fans, not for Laws! I've got a good feeling. Come on you clarets!"
That's your lot from the first half here from the KC Stadium. Hull will feel a little aggrieved not to be winning but Burnley will draw strength from not only Paterson's leveller but a decent end to the first period.
Hull are forced to clear as Elliott tries to bring down Paterson's clever cross. The Burnley man has done well down the right and can certainly put in a nice delivery.
Cork tries to slide in Nugent with a cute idea but the execution isn't there as Mouyokolo shrugs the Burnley man off the ball.
The final few minutes of the half have been really poor, with the ball spending the majority of its time in the air.
Altidore goes in the book for dissent after he was given a foul against him. He lashed the ball against the hoardings and narrowly missed the linesman. Oh how we would have laughed....
Mendy wins a corner down Burnley's left. Bullard slings the ball in but again the delivery is not the best as Burnley clear.
The Burnley faithful are in fine voice behind Jensen's goal as they celebrate what could prove to be a defining moment in their season.
Goal out of absolutely nothing from the Clarets and it was touch of real class from Paterson. Mears drilled a low cross into his path as he turned his man with the most deft of touches before nudging the ball beyond Myhill. Totally against the run of play but a fine piece of strike play by Paterson.
Laws must be tearing his hair out on the touchline, his side look totally devoid of ideas. After a neatish spell of ball retention Duff aimlessly launched the ball out of touch.
Hull go so close to doubling their advantage as Jensen has to scurry off his line to repel Altidore's stab at goal after a brilliant turn from the American made space. The rebound fell to Bullard but on the stretch he fired over.
Half an hour up here and it will be Dowie the much happier of the two bosses. Burnley have been dire to be fair, with Blake and Eagles surely going to be introduced at some stage.
Burnley's Elliott is perhaps lucky to escape a caution as he brings down a marauding Altidore. The resulting free-kick comes to nothing.
A cheeky free-kick from Bullard goes a yard or so over the top of Jensen's bar. Altidore rolled it to him and after flicking the ball up he volleyed over from around 25 yards.
Alexander nearly puts through his own goal trying to clear and from the resulting corner only Duff's desperate intervention prevents another Hull goal. The home side are turning the screw.
It's not one for the purists out there but it's difficult not to enjoy the blood and thunder. Hull win another corner as Duff nudges Altidore from getting a shot in.
Burnley's bandaged centre-half is back on the field, with Alexander reverting back to his midfield role. He's straight back into the action with a robust tackle on Altidore.
Duff is receiving treatment on a head injury following a challenge in the middle of the field. Looks like he'll be okay to continue.
A bit better from Burnley over the past couple of minutes as Elliott puts in a half decent cross and Mears blasts over after cutting inside from the right. There's a lot energy in the crowd but it's of the nervous variety.
Fox hooks the ball out of touch down the left as Hull make inroads on Burnley's backline. At the other end, Myhill does well to launch clear after being asked to deal with his second short back-pass of the afternoon.
Bit of lull over the past couple of minutes, Laws is barking instructions from the touchline but as yet, his masterplan doesn't seem to be working.
Burnley clear but they are having real difficulty getting any time on the ball. They look desperately short of confidence.
Duff is forced to clear away after Mendy drops a long throw into the box. Dowie will be pleased with his side's intensity as they win another corner down the left.
Hull seem to be targetting Burnley's left flank, with Mendy and Altidore having linked up well a couple of times.
Burnley have their first spell of possession before Cort launches the ball out of touch. There's plenty of feisty challenges going in, an enjoyable contest so far.
Hull win their second corner of the afternoon but there's a foul in the box as Burnley are handed respite from what has been a torrid start.
Altidore made inroads down the right and with Burnley all at sea at the back his looping cross was converted by unmarked Kilbane from around eight yards. Great start for the Tigers.
Hull City get things underway, with Elvis' 'I can't help falling in love with you' as a backdrop. Will they still be in love with the Tigers after 90 minutes?
Mr Mike Halma has been in touch: "Judging by the message boards the Tiger Nation will be pleased to see the back of Garcia and Marney... But Kilbane the Crab? Big question mark there. We need Fagan out on the wing and JVoH up top with Altidore. That said Burnely are so poor I'd fancy myself to get a couple today... Prediction 3-1 to City."
It'll be interesting to see how Burnley set-up after last weekend's miserable north west derby with Manchester City that saw them on the receiving end of a drubbing that had Kevin McDonald heading for the boozer at half-time. Incidentally, the midfielder hasn't made the bench today...
The atmosphere is building inside the KC Stadium as kick-off draws near, so if you've any pearls of wisdom, predictions or laments pre-match you can email me on email@example.com and I'll try to publish a few throughout the game.
Hull City: Myhill, Mendy, McShane, Sonko, Dawson, Kilbane, Boateng, Mouyokolo, Bullard, Fagan, Altidore.
It's a glorious day here in Hull as the ground starts to fill. There can be no underestimating the importance for both clubs. A defeat for Burnley and I think their top flight dream could well be extinguished in its first year, likewise Iain Dowie will be well aware this is a must-win game in the Tigers' battle for survival.
Welcome to El Clasico from the KC Stadium as Hull City host Burnley in the quintessential six-pointer. Apparently there's a big game over in Spain this weekend but if you're a Tiger or Claret the battle between Messi and Ronaldo has nothing on Blake v Bullard. It's fair to say that this game will have a massive bearing on the future of both of these clubs as Premier League outfits, with the pair currently festooned in the drop zone. The teams should be in sharpish and I'll give them to you just as soon as I get them.