Last Updated: 22/09/13 1:48pm
FT: Newcastle 2 Hull 3. Visitors twice come from behind to snatch all three points at St James' Park. Aluko's volley worthy of winning any game.
MISS! Loic Remy, who has been Newcastle's best player this afternoon, misses from a yard out, slicing a volley wide. Glorious chance.
Sissoko trying his utmost to try and find a way through, but the Hull defence is standing firm, and closing all avenues to goal.
Tension all around at St James' Park. Cannot get the ball under control and play. Visitors good value for their lead.
Santon's free-kick sums up the second-half performance from Newcastle, straight at the bottom of the wall.
George Boyd makes room for the cross, and picks out Aluko, who still has alot to do, but brilliantly side-foots a volley off the inside of the post to give Hull the lead.
Cisse, who has had a frustrating afternoon, is replaced by Marveaux, while Brady is replaced by Meyler.
Cisse's lack of confidence clear for all to see, as he lects to turn his back on goal, when in a good position on the left.
Corner for the visitors. Another excellent delivery, but it is cleared by Coloccini. Visitors not settling for a point.
Newcastle almost breakthrough on the counter, but Huddlestone gets back to make a last-ditch challenge.
Ben Arfa floats a lovely free-kick into the box, but Cisse mistimes his jump, and the ball evades the Senegalese hitman and goes out for a goal-kick.
Hull playing some nice football now. Danny Graham pulls the ball back from the byline, but it is just scrambled clear. Very confident play from the visitors.
Cabaye is down in the box, under the slightest of contacts, but his appeals are waved away by Atkinson. Fortunate to escape a caution.
Debuchy flights a long ball into the box, but Elmohamady calmly heads the ball back to McGregor. Good defending.
Remy cuts inside, bursts into the space, plays in Cisse, but he is dispossessed en route to goal. Better from Newcastle.
Krul comes out to meet a high cross, but elects to punch when under pressure, and is fortunate Atkinson blows for a foul.
Once again, the home side look like they have had the stuffing taken out of them. Cannot string more than two passes together at the moment.
Ball falls to Danny Graham, who swivels, but scuffs an effort straight at Krul. Real chance for the hitman.
Awful marking. Brady flights in a free-kick, and Elmohamady is in acres of space, and glances a header in off the inside of the post. No marker in sight.
Steven has been in touch via Twitter: "Should be a better second half for #nufc. Need another goal to keep us safe at least."
Can Loic Remy go on and complete his hat-trick after the break? He's 6/1 at Sky Bet to do so by netting next at St James' Park.
Can Newcastle hang onto their slender advantage? Do Hull deserve to be behind at the break. Get in touch!
HT: Newcastle 2 Hull 1. Two goals from Loic Remy, either side of a Robbie Brady strike is enough to give the Magpies the lead at the break.
Cabaye cuts inside, strikes at goal, which is blocked, but the ball falls to Remy, who only needs one touch to side-foot it home to give his side the lead again.
Huddlestone really starting to get his foot on the ball and try and control things in midfield. Could have a major influence on the result.
Cabaye curls an effort at goal, which just goes over the top. Move looked to have petered out, but Cabaye shows quality to get strike at goal out of nothing.
Another chance for the visitors. Graham in the thick of it again, laying off to Livermore, but his shot is blocked.
Santon's goalbound effort is blocked, and on the break Danny Graham is onside, through on goal, but his touch lets him down, and Krul gathers.
Aluko isn't afraid to have a go at goal. This time, he has other options, and elects to shoot, straight at Krul.
Santon whips a ball into the box, but there's nobody there. Home side look shell-shocked. Were in command before Brady's goal.
Moments after Tim Krul kept out a Danny Graham header, Robbie Brady is picked out, in space on the left, and fires a low strike through the legs of Krul to equalise. Poor marking.
Newcastle passing the ball around with ease at the moment. Look a different side to a few weeks ago.
Another confident Geordie on Twitter: " I can see us steamrolling Hull. We have been on the front foot all game. #HawehTheLads."
Remy once again gliding past his man, floats a lovely ball in, but evades Cisse in the middle and goes out for a goal-kick off Ben Arfa.
Livermore has two efforts blocked on the edge of the box as Hull start to get into the match. Graham then caught offside.
Ben Arfa and Remy linking up really well. Look a very exciting combination. Cisse surely will score with this service!
First corner of the game goes to the visitors, which Huddlestone takes, finds Curtis Davies, who swings a boot at the looseball, but doesn't connect. Weak penalty claims waved away.
A Tweet from Callum Hunter Down Under: "Geordie Boy watching the match from Sydney, Australia waiting for Benny A to sink a lovely one in! #hawaythelads."
Morgan McMaster has tweeted in, and is also confident: " 2-0 victory today hopefully, clean sheet would be ideal #nufc."
Magpies firmly in command here. The Tigers just can't get close to the ball. Possession stats won't please for Steve Bruce.
GOAL! Sissoko whips a deep cross into the box, finds Cisse, who volleys into the ground, and Remy peels off his marker to head the home side in front from close range.
Aluko really testing Coloccini, but the Newcastle skipper shows his strength, holding off the Hull man.
Aluko shows his positivity, unleashing a ferocious effort from range, which hits his own man, Danny Graham, and goes out for a throw.
All Newcastle in the early stages of the match. Hull cannot get out of their own half. Stifling any threat so far, however.
Gordan Cosgrave has tweeted in, and is confident: "Can the Toon make it a threepeat? I'd like to think so. Seems the whole team has jelled at last. 3-1 Newcastle #howaythelads"
Remy again looking confident, does a little stepover, cuts inside, and unleashes an ambitious effort at goal, which flies way over the top.
Loic Remy is almost played in straight away, latching onto a ball over the top, but McGregor is out very quickly to gather.
Two changes for Hull. Rosenior and Quinn come in. Will Steve Bruce's return to the north east be a happy one?
Hatem Ben Arfa has mustered more attempts from open play than any other Premier League player this season (13). What say is he going to have in proceedings today?
Curtis Davies is the Hull captain today in the absence of Robert Koren. Has he impressed you so far?
Hatem Ben Arfa is the man to watch after mustering more attempts on goal than any other Premier League player this season. The Frenchman has two goals to his name this term, including one in the Magpies' 2-1 success at Aston Villa last time out, and Sky Bet make him 13/2 to open the scoring today.
Hull XI: McGregor, Rosenior, Davies (c), Chester, Elmohamady, Brady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Quinn, Aluko, Graham.
Newcastle XI: Krul; Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini (c), Santon; Anita, Sissoko, Cabaye; Ben Arfa, CissE, Remy.
Danny Graham has now gone 20 Premier League appearances without scoring, with his last Premier League goal coming on January 1. Is today the day he breaks that run, against the club he supports?
Hull have emerged victorious on three of the last four visits to St James' Park. Have they enough to get something out of the game today?
Victory for the home side today will see Newcastle win three on the spin for the first time since April 2012. Can it be done?
Hello and welcome to our live minute-by-minute commentary of Newcastle's clash with Hull at St James' Park.