Last Updated: 28/12/13 5:02pm
Hull City 6 Fulham 0. All over and the hosts claim the spoils in spectacular fashion. Could be a long, hard slog from here for the Cottagers.
Riise in bravely on McShane, but the ball keeps falling Hull's way. They aren't playing the clock, as they have no need to. Figueroa sees another cross cut out.
McShane forces the ball over from the right, but Fulham have bodies at the front post. They can, however, only clear for a throw. No respite for the visitors.
Stockdale drills down field, but it keeps coming back at him. Fulham have offered no threat thisd afternoon. Hull able to play their way out from the back. Almost there now.
Hull win another corner. Huge applause for Huddlestone as he goes to take. Fulham able to deal with the set-piece on this occasion, Fryatt feels Kaciniklic on the way out.
Long journey home awaiting those Fulham supporters who made the trip this afternoon. Their side have offered no fight and the outlook appears bleak.
The crowd almost get their wish. A long ball down the middle sends Boyd scampering into the box. He has no support so has to go for goal, but fires across the face and wide.
Bent with a rare touch, but it is wide on the right wing. He can't make anything happen from there. A hopeful cross is sent over, but Hull see the danger out.
'We want seven' cry the home support. At this rate, they may just get them. Fulham smashed out of the park. Have crumbled terrible in the second half.
GOAL HULL - KOREN. All too easy again as Hull work the ball right to Rosenior in space. Stockdale can't handle his cross and Koren is in hand tio bundle into an empty net.#
As I say that, a neat Fulham move sees Kasami sprung into the box. Faced with only McGregor to beat, the Hull keeper spreads himself and makes a superb block. Not Fulham's day.
Fulham not really looking for a consolation now. Hull prepared to sit off and let them have the ball inside their own half.
The wall does its job, with Hull standing firm. A brave headed clearance drops to Zverotic, who tries his luck from distance. He hammers high into the stands.
Fulham now with a free-kick within shooting range. Plenty of willing takers over a 35-yard effort. McGregor busily organising his wall.
More a cross than a shot this time. Huddlestone floats the ball goalwards, but there is no fizz to the effort and Stockdale can claim comfortably.
Boyd sent sprawling after crossing halfway. Kasami couldn't get close to him. No card issued. Home support calling for Huddlestone to shoot again from 40 yards out.
Last switch of the afternoon made by the hosts. Hull send on McShane in place of Elmohamady. He enters a carnival atmosphere at the KC.
Oles ring out around the KC. Home side full of confidence and have Fulham chasing shadows. Final whistle can't come quickly enough for the visitors.
Final change for Fulham. Karagounis is replaced by Richardson. He will be unable to have any impact on this contest.
GOAL HULL - FRYATT. Huddlestone goes for goal from the free-kick. A dipping effort is touched onto the crossbar by Stockdale, but the rebound falls to Fryatt to bundle home. Five for the hosts!
Second change for Hull, as they prepare to take a 40-yard free-kick. Graham sent on in place of Livermore. Another striker!
Koren miscontrols, but is still first to the ball. Hull go wide to their right again. Patient build-up, waiting for gaps to open up. Huddlestone then spreads play wonderfully to Boyd. Figueroa offers support, but sees a cross blocked.
Hull pushing for more. They sense that Fulham have thrown in the towel and are there for the taking. Cottagers doing just about enough to see out a Rosenior cross from the right.
Fulham force a corner. They only send four men into the box and none of them are picked. The delivery is easily cleared by the first man for Hull.
In the aftermath of the goal, Hull made their first change. The hard-working Sagbo has been replaced by Fryatt. Warm welcome for him from the home support.
During his celebration, Huddlestone cut off some of his now fabled hair. Having found tghe target he can now make an appointment at the barbers.
GOAL HULL - HUDDLESTONE. Deserved goal for Huddlestone, Fulham can only clear their lines to the edge of the box. Huddlestyone gathers, skips inside one man and fires into the bottom corner with his left foot from 25 yards out.
Again, Fulham forced backwards. A risky back-pass is just about dealt with by Stockdale. Home fans showing their support to Steve Bruce - he's done a great job here.
Riise picked out well forward, and he has support. A cross is fed over from the left, but Bent is unable to get on front of Davies and get a telling touch.
Another change by Fulham, with Bent thrown on in place of Dejagah. He is a goalscorer but this game is way beyond the visitors now.
GOAL HULL - BOYD. The floodgates have opened. Boyd is picked out on the edge of the box. He is allowed to turn and face the target, work the ball onto his left foot and drill across Stockdale and into the bottom corner.
Sagbo racing down the middle all alone again. Fulham all at sea. Again, the Hull striker checks his run and tries his luck from distance. This time his shot is blocked at source.
Fulham left with no choice but to mix things up. Ruiz has made way for Kacaniklic. Hull still asking all the questions though.
GOAL HULL - KOREN. The hosts double their lead. Sagbo gathers a loose ball and feeds over a brilliant low cross. Koren is all alone in the middle to slide the ball into the top corner.
Free-kick easily dealt with by Hull, who spring Boyd out on the counter. He twists and turns but then puts too much on his cross. Sagbo keeps the ball in play and Hull on the front foot.
Huddlestone slips three Fulham players, but then slips himself. Shame, but Hull get the ball back. They can't do anything with it and Kasami is tripped just over halfway.
Good pressing again from Hull as Fulham have no choice but to go back to their keeper. Hosts have worked harder today and have provided the greater threat. They are in again here, but Livermore drills a cross from the right over the heads of those in the middle.
Sagbo bundled over after drifiting wide to the right to get involved. He works so hard for the cause. Ball is moved on to Rosenior, but his whipped cross is too close to Stockdale.
Amorebieta floats the ball forward. His pass is very straight and Rodallega has to jump early to try and get anything on it. He can't and the ball bounces into the hands of McGregor. A bit desperate from the visitors.
Rodallega handles on halfway. Figueroa looking to send the free-kick long. He does just that, but Stockdale can see the ball from a long way out and steps forward to gather above Sagbo.
Zverotic and Kasami unable to combine, allowing Hull to spring out from the back. They move too quickly and end up sending the ball back to Stockdale.
Stockdale hammers long. Ruiz gets a head to the ball but nods t ono-one. Fulham need to mix things up. This system hasn't worked sio far and now they need to find something from somewhere.
Fulham all over the place and not tracking runners. Boyd has been lively down Hull's left and he is able to burst into the box again. Hughes recovers in time to put in a sliding block from a tight angle.
GOAL HULL - ELMOHAMADY. Huddlestone whips over the corner. The ball makes its way to Elmohamady, who is allowed to knock it down inside the box, spin and volley into the back of the net from 12 yards out.
Double stop from Stockdale. Huddlestone rolls into Sagbo, who is in acres of space. He decides to shoot despite having options either side and sees his effort beaten out. Koren there on the follow up, but his effort is also blocked.
Play allowed to continue as a loose ball breaks towards Sagbo. He flicks on to Boyd, but he is unable to bundle his way into the box. Dejagah felled as he runs the ball out.
Dangerous delivery whipped over by Figueroa, which is bumped up into the air off Hughes' knee. Fulham can only half-clear and Huddlestone returns the ball with interest, flashing a 25-yard drive inches past the post.
No changes at the interval by either side. Fulham onto the ball early on, but Hull continue to work so hard on midfield to close down space and press quickly.
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Hull City 0 Fulham 0. All square at the interval. The hosts have looked the more threatening but there is still all to play for.
Fulham go back to Stockdale, who rolls out to Zverotic. He fires aimlessly long. Ball ends up with Stockdale. Tame ending to the half.
Riise chips long towards Rodallega, but the ball bounces through to McGregor. Boyd able to lead Hull forward, but treads on the ball. Kasami leads a counter, but is outmuscled.
Fulham are too far apart. They have the ball at the back and four spread out up top. They need to fill the gaps in midfield and try to play their way through. All too easy for Hull to keep them at arm's length.
A loose ball falls to Huddlestone 35 yards out. He is urged to shoot by the crowd, and obliges. He catches his effort all wrong and it is scuffed well wide of the target. Sabo then swings a cross into the arms of Stockdale.
Hughes slices into the stands. Crowd doing their best to get Hull going. There has been plenty of probing from the hosts, but no end product as yet.
Sagbo looks to run in behind, but a pass fed towards him is played to feet. Easily cut out. Hull remain on the front foot, though, and have numbers forward. The move breaks down and Fulham can stroll clear.
Rosenior with a poor clearance which gives the ball away. Neither side able to get a foot on it at the moment. Hull the first to settle again as they move through midfield. Elmohamady has a cross blocked from the right. He tries again, but finds Stockdale.
Hughes forced to concede a throw deep in his own half. Fulham able to nick the ball back and Zverotic wins a free-kick as Boyd flies in with an attempted sliding block. His boot was off the ground.
Chester sees a clearance blocked, but Hull have strength in numbers at the back. A bit scrappy in midfield until Davies take chare and feeds back to McGregor.
Rodallega with a cushioned header into the path of Dejagah. He takes a touch to set himself before unleashing a dipping volley from 30 yards out. His radar is well off as the ball sails miles wide of the target.
Bruce barking out instructions to his troops. He will be happy with what he has seen but knows the game remains in the balance at 0-0. Anything still possible at the moment.
Elmohamady forces another corner off Riise. Huddlestone whips the ball near post, where it is flicked behind for a goal kick. Not his best delivery of the day.
Hull playing their way out from the back. Fulham looking to press, forcing McGregor to fire long. Head tennis untik Dejagah takes control. He is halted by Rosenior.
Davies prevents Ruiz from making inroads down the Fulham right. Looking at the handball shout again, the ball clearly struck Ruiz on the thigh. Good decision from the officials.
Not too much movement from the hosts, but they work an angle and win a corner off Riise. Huddlestone trots over to another set-piece. Latest delivery falls into a group of players. Handball shout falls on deaf ears.
Livermore seen off by Hughes, but he can only nod out of play deep inside his own half. Elmohamady involved again, and wins another throw. Taken short by Rosenior, who settles for another.
Inches wide from Sagbo. Figueroa darts through the middle and prods on to his striker. With the angle ever tightening, Sagbo drills low across Stockdalebut also wide of the upright.
Sidwell with a hurried clearance from inside his own box. Hull have the ball back on halfway. Rosenior able to send over a cross, but Fulham have plenty of bodies back. They are, however, struggling to get out of their own half again.
Koren's pressing almost pays off again, with Fulham living dangerously. Hull work a yard of space for Boyd wide on the left, but his hanging delivery is easily plucked out of the air by Stockdale.
Terrible defending from Fulham tees up Koren 25 yards from goal. His shot is blocked, but runs into the path of Elmohamady. He drills low first time with the outside of his boot, but Stockdale gets down easily to save.
Clever flick from Ruiz takes him past Figueroa, but Boyd is doing his defensive bit for the collective cause and tracks back to clear into the stands. Fulham keep pressing, but Ruiz is crowded out 25 yards from goal. Hull counter, but Sagbo takes too long to make up his mind after reaching the edge of the box.
Nice cushioned touch from Boyd intio the feet of Livermore. He spots Sagbo darting down the channel, but the pass has too much on it and runs away from the Hull striker. Nice idea. Fulham edge down their right with a couple of throws.
Riise well forward down the left, but a tame low cross is easily cut out. Elmohamady tries to lrad a counter, but sends the ball out for a throw. Too eager to get on his bike. Fulham move from left to right.
Figueroa hooks clear, and then wins a throw. Fulham posing little threat at the moment. Hull enjoying themseles but will be aware of the need to make their pressure count.
Huddlestone delivers again. Fractionally too high on this occasion as he bends the ball over the heads of those in the box andf into the grateful arms of Stockdale.
Huddlestone drills under the wall this time. Sagbo tries to get a touch at the near post, but the ball is prodded behind for a corner. Set-piece punched clear, but Karagounis then trips Boyd. Fulham can't get out.
Hull remain on the front foot and a ball delivered to the back post is volleyed into the floor by Boyd. His effort bounces up and is touched over by Stockdale. Fulham rattled and Boyd is then sent tumbling by Rodaleega. Free-kick on the edge of the box from almost on the by-line.
Huddlestone goes for goal again. He bends the ball around the outside of the wall and has it curling back in. Stockdale is struggling to get across and is relieved to see the ball strike the post.
Amorebieta now pulled up for tugging Sagbo to the turf. Free-kick to Hull 25 yards from goal on the angle of ther box out on their right. Huddlestone keen again.
Riise wins two throws in quick succession, but doesn't really get anywhere. Hull get the bll back and see it into the feet of McGregor. He goes long, but Amorebieta rises highest above Sagbo.
Hull fire long down their right, but there is far too much weight on the ball and it skids off the turf and away from Elmohamady.
Riise nods safely back to Stockdale. His long clearance is aimed at Ruiz, but he is hardly noted for his aerial prowess and jumpos under the ball. Fun and games on the touchline as Meulensteen follows Bruce's lead by delaying giving the ball back for a throw. All smiles on the touchline.
Livermore back on after changing his boots. Change of ball and now a pair of boots - organisation lacking. Koren presented with he ball in midfield, but a heavy touch sees him gift it straight back.
Boyd bundled over by Zverotic wide on the Hull left. Opportunity to load the box from a position not too dissimilar to a corner. Huddlestone delivers. He fires low towards the front post, where Stockdale gathers on the bounce. Safe hands.
Figueroa with another long throw, which is allowed to bounce inside the Fulham penalty area. The visitors get lucky and can run the ball out. It won't stick up top for them.
Terrible touch from Rodallega presents Hull with a throw. Boyd touches on to Sagbo, but Zverotic is there to poke the ball out of play again. Hosts edging down their left flank. Figueroa tries a long throw. Fulham struggle to clear and almost allow Huddlestone to pounce.
Dejagah tripped by Huddlestone in midfield. Again, Fulham can't keep hold of the ball long enough to do anything with it. Hull go left towards Boyd, but his route into the area is blocked by Hughes.
Change of ball less than 10 minutes in. New one is played out to Amorebieta, and then back to Stockdale. Fulham prepared to be patient.
Rodallega crowded out on the edge of the box. Hull hammer long towards the corner flag, with Sagbo a willing runner up top. Tackles flying in and Boyd sends Zverotic sprawling. He is slow back to his feet.
Neat feet from Kasami on the edge of thr box. Fulham play their way left and find Riise in space. He winds up that left foot of his, but sees a low drive beaten away at his near post by McGregor.
Zverotic with a throw from the right. Fulham can't string anything together. Figeuroa has a chance to send Koren racing in behind, but fails to get enough elevation on his pass. Ball ends up back with Stockdale.
Fulham support very quiet at the moment. Home fans in good voice. On the field, Sidwell slips throigh midfield, but fails to pick out a run into the box from Ruiz. Hull solid at the back.
Huddlestone nods into the feet of Figueroa. No way down te left flank for Boyd. Karagounis and Ruiz then sent tumbling by Livermore in midfield. Free-kick to the Cottagers.
Boyd strong in the challenge again, this time on Zverotic. Fulham go backwards from the throw to Amorebieta, who drills long dfown field.
Ruiz bundled off the ball by Boyd. A couple of long punts then exchanged by both sides. Hull look right again, with Koren found in space. He sends over another great ball, which Sagbo is inches away from connecting with.
Rosenior with an early throw down the right. A dangerous cross is whipped into the middle of the box, but Fulham have numbers back and Stockdale is able to gather.
'Eye of the Tiger' rings out around the KC as the teams enter the arena - great nickname to have! Pre-match formalities under way and we are almost ready for the off.
The players are in the tunnel. We will leave the feedback there for now but there will be further opportunities to have your say at half-time and at the final whistle.
Alan Curbishley taking his seat in the stands - now on the pay roll at Fulham. Countdown to kick-off very much on, as are the floodlights - winter football well and truly uopn us.
Matt Merchant says: "I'm a Fulham fan and I think they played well at Norwich on Boxing Day, but Hull at home are very difficult to beat."
Haven't been able to get my hands on an official team sheet so have gone old school and marked the starting XIs on my programme - haven't done that since I was a kid!
Some of the players starting to head back down the tunnel. A little over 15 minutes until kick-off at the KC Stadium. Ground filling up nicely, with a hardy bunch of travelling fans having taken to their seats.
Fulham team: Stockdale, Zverotic, Hughes, Amorebieta, Riise, Dejagah, Sidwell, Karagounis, Kasami, Ruiz, Rodallega. Subs: Bettinelli, Kacaniklic, Richardson, Boateng, Riether, David, Bent.
Hull City team: McGregor, Chester, Davies, Rosenior, Figueroa, Huddlestone, Livermore, Elmohamady, Boyd, Koren, Sagbo. Subs: Harper, Bruce, Faye, McShane, Meyler, Fryatt, Graham.
You can also bet in-play throughout the afternoon at Skybet.com. Hull City start as favourites at 11/10, with Fulham 5/2 and the draw 23/10. You can get the Tigers to win and both teams to score at 7/2.
Can Hull City get back to winning ways or will Fulham head home with the spoils? Who will be the key men? Let me know your thoughts.
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The problem for the visitors is that they have the worst defensive record in the division - having shipped 35 goals in 18 games - and have already tasted defeat on 12 occasions - a joint-worst record alongside Crystal Palace.
Fulham will also be hoping to start climb the standings this afternoon. The Cottagers are currently inside the drop zone, but only goal difference is keeping them there so a positive result here would offer a welcome shot in the arm.
There is a chance that victory today would lift Steve Bruce's side back into the top-half of the table, so they will be thinking positively and looking up.
The Tigers head into the game without a win in five, but they have collected three draws during that run and were narrowly edged out in a five-goal thriller with Manchester United on Boxing Day.