Last Updated: 21/12/13 5:00pm
Jonathan Moss puts the whistle to his lips and it is all over. Keith Downing's substitution earns a vital point for West Brom. It ends 1-1 here at The Hawthorns.
Hull break down the right with Elmohamady, could be a last chance to find a winner and possession is squandered.
There is slight delay as the Hull fans look to keep the ball but referee Moss is keeping an eye on the time and will add it on.
We're entering the closing stages now and West Brom work a half-chance as Long drops into the path of Berahino but the subsequent shot is high and wide.
Fantastic free-kick from Huddlestone comes very close. Stinging effort from the former Tottenham midfielder.
There is a sense of belief around The Hawthorns now. The crowd are urging the hosts to go on and seek the winner.
EQUALISER! MATEJ VYDRA! Nobody saw that one coming as Mulumbu slips the ball through to Long, he works it round to Vydra, who fires home his first West Brom goal.
It is starting to look desperate from West Brom as they concede a cheap free-kick, which Hull use to simply retain possession.
Hull are on the move again, if either side are going to score it looks like it will be the visitors.
Boyd gets in on the action, stealing the ball from Gera in his own half. He combines with Sagbo but Boyd is unable to get the shot on target.
West Brom continue to press forward with a free-kick but the Hull defence is equal to the test as McGregor collects the ball in his box and launches clear.
There have been several poor touches in this match and there is another from Mulumbu as he knocks the ball out and concedes a throw in.
A slack back pass from Morrison causes danger for Foster, who is forced to rush to clear as Meyler attempted to close him down.
Again the corner is cleared with ease. Hull's defence looking far superiority in comparison to the West Brom attacking play.
Berahino finds space just outside the Hull box, he turns quickly and gets a stinging shot away. It is deflected out for a corner.
West Brom win another corner. Brunt's flat deliver is met by a weak header from Berahino. The hosts have had their chances, Hull have simply taken one of theirs.
West Brom threatening the Hull box again as the ball is threaded towards Long but Davies is across to intercept.
The set piece is taken short and Morrison eventually finds space but squanders the opportunity, sending the shot high and wide.
Hull go long towards Sagbo, who wins a free-kick off Olsson. The Tigers appear to be regaining control of the game now.
Finally a long ball works as Sagbo latches onto the end of Davies cross, he drops the ball into the path of Huddlestone, who is denied by Foster and the rebound shot by also blocked by the keeper from Elmohamady. Excellent work from the England international!
The visitors win a throw in, midway into the West Brom half and Meyler has plenty of space to run into but he is let down by his first touch.
Hull are starting to regain some of the momentum they had in the first half as they string passes together across their back four.
It's a yellow for Billy Jones after he put himself in the way of Maynor Figueroa. The ball was racing away from the Hull full-back but his opposite number clattered in far too heavily.
West Brom off down the left and Ridgewell puts a fine ball into the path of Long, who gambles with the run but is unable to control the ball, which runs out for a goal-kick.
West Brom certainly the dominant force so far in this second period but the Hull defence remains organised and resilient.
Hull make a rare break into West Brom territory, possibly their first decent move of the second half, but it ends comically as Meyler slips over and loses Graham's pass.
The Baggies press forward and win a corner, which Brunt sends to the back post. It is slightly too long, leaving McAuley with little pace to work with as he heads into the hands of McGregor.
West Brom are becoming more fluent by the minute as Mulumbu and Brunt combine on approach to the Hull box but Berahino runs into the defenders and loses possession.
Not for the first time Olsson goes long, in search of Long, but the attempt to drop the ball in behind the defence only ends with a Hull goal-kick.
Hull go on the counter attack but are broken down and West Brom launch a counter, counter attack. Long works himself into space well on the edge of the box and takes a curling shot off his left foot, but it is just over the bar.
It is getting much better from West Brom. The corner comes to the edge of the box when Mulumbu takes a shot on target, only Huddlestone's out-stretched foot can save Hull. Another corner is cleared more confidently by Hull.
Baggies surging forward again and Mulumbu releases Jones on the right wing and the cross is deflected out for a corner.
Starting to get the feeling that West Brom are working their way into this game, spending plenty of time in Hull territory. Will the Tigers' defence show any cracks.
In contrast the West Brom defence looks shaky as a long ball to Graham is just about hacked away by Olsson.
Jones crosses in search of Long up front but Davies is not the ideal centre-back to be taking on if you're a striker in the Premier League at the moment, the Hull skipper commands the situation with ease.
The Baggies are pushing higher up field and the introduction of Berahino, who is the club's top scorer, appears to be giving them that much-needed impetus.
West Brom get Berahino involved early as Jones breaks down the right and combines with the attacker. Brunt attempts to get the ball into Long but it is cut out by Davies.
Substitutes are warming up on the field during half-time, one of which is Saido Berahino, who has his tracksuit off - could be joining the action from the restart.
Boos ring around The Hawthorns as the players leave the field. Home fans not impressed with their side's performance, which has been void of creativity and chances. Caretaker boss Keith Downing has 15 minutes to rouse his troops. Steve Bruce will consider that a perfectly worked plan, a first half goal and looking solid defensively.
Chester anticipates the West Brom move well and steps in to make sure Hull retain their advantage at the break.
We will have just the two minutes of added time in this first period. West Brom look urgent and Sessegnon breaks down the right before sending his cross into the stands.
Free-kick on the edge of the box for West Brom after Jones is clipped down.The shot is driven straight into the wall and Hull clear the lines.
Chance for West Brom as Brunt swings the ball into the box, there is touch from Sessegnon and Morrison's shot is high, wide and wild. A waste by his standards.
An awful pass from Mulumbu gifts possession to Sagbo but it is not long before Hull squander the ball.
The long ball from the half-way line is becoming a recurrent feature from West Brom and I would suggest neither Sinclair or Long will have much chance with such deliveries.
Neat work from West Brom coming forward as Brunt finds Long and the ball is dropped through to Sinclair but Chester wins the race this time.
First card of the game goes to Meyler as he flies into Mulumbu. Appeared to get a touch on the ball but it was rather heavy and rash from the Hull midfielder.
The Baggies send the big men up and Brunt's ball is floated in, West Brom win a corner. In-swinging ball is whipped in by Brunt and immediately the referee blows as Huddlestone is sent to ground clutching his eyes.
West Brom win a well-placed free-kick as Chester is slightly too aggressive in challenging Sinclair.
Cross is far too easy to collect for McGregor. McAuley made a run for the back post and collided with Bruce but neither player appears to be hurt.
Corner is floated into the danger area but cleared by a West Brom head and they look to launch a counter of their own. Brunt's cross from the right wins a corner off the head of Elmohamady.
Figueroa away down the left, he manages to find Graham and the ball is laid off to Meyler, who strikes and the deflection could have gone anywhere, it's a Hull corner.
Long hobbles back onto the field and looks like he's going to give it a go. It is Hull on the move however as Graham works himself into space before looking for support, to no avail.
There was nothing in the tackle from Davies, medics are on treating Long for an injury which appears to be more muscular than anything else.
West Brom start to build from the back and make their way into Hull territory but Long goes down under a challenge from Davies. Looks in some pain. This could go from bad to worse for Keith Downing here.
That goal has definitely woken the crowd and brought an injection of urgency to the game as Hull press forward again.
GOAL! JAKE LIVERMORE! The delivery from Brunt is high and deep and Hull launch the counter attack with Graham. The striker holds the ball up before putting a nicely weighted ball through to on-rushing Livermore, who slots beyond Foster with ease.
Jones is off down the right for the Baggies, he takes on Figueroa and attempts the cross. It's deflected out for a corner.
Little tussle between Mulumbu and Meyler wins a free-kick for West Brom but the Hull midfielder is down holding his face. No damage done, thankfully.
West Brom attempt to break free with Long on the right, he puts a fantastic ball into the box but Sinclair is unable to make contact.
Clever work from Sagbo and Livermore, with the latter running to the touchline before swinging a cross towards Graham, but it goes straight into the path of McAuley.
Figueroa breaks down the left for Hull but his squared ball is behind Livermore, a lack of communication costs the Tigers there.
Huddlestone's ball into the box looks dangerous but Moss blows the whistle straight away - he's spotted some foul play and gives the decision in West Brom's favour.
The Tigers get a free-kick in the West Brom half after Brunt clambered on top of Graham in a bid to win a header.
Hull break forward with intent and Livermore slips the ball into the path of Meyler, but he is unable to control and it runs through to Foster once again.
Hull win a throw deep into West Brom territory. It's given to Livermore, who looks to float a ball into the box but it goes straight to Foster.
Wasteful ball straight into the hands of McGregor from Olsson. The game very much in need creative injection.
The subdued start appears to be keeping the crowd quiet, maybe they're waiting for the players to wake them up.
Jones break forward down the right and links well with Mulumbu, but again the ball is allowed to run free.
Rather disjointed start here at The Hawthorns, neither side really seizing control of the midfield battle - ball pinging all over at the minute.
Hull pressing into West Brom territory with Huddlestone, he drops the ball into the path of Meyler but the pass runs away from him.
No malice intended by Jones but Graham takes an awkward landing. Meanwhile, there is a change of shirts for Ridgewell.
Hull break forward and are given the advantage when Jones brings down Graham but the ball is eventually put into touch as the striker needs treatment.
Strong, flat delivery to the near post is met by Livermore, who is just unable to steer the header on target.
Lovely switch of play from Hull finds Elmohamady on the right, his cross is whipped into the box and cleared by Olsson. Corner to Hull.
Bruce lofts the ball into the box but it doesn't fall for Graham and Brunt launches high into the Midland air.
Brunt's delivery is aimed towards Olsson but Sagbo rises tall to clear and Hull look to work the ball away from danger.
Neatly worked move from West Brom down the left wins an early corner. Olsson and McAuley both forward.
West Brom start to build from the back and then opt for the route one ball to Long again, but the ball skids through to McGregor in the Hull goal.
Nice brisk start from the Baggies as they string together a good spell of possession in the middle of the Hull half.
Early long ball from McGregor is unable to find Graham up top and West Brom get a chance to head forward with Mulumbu.
Not the most rousing reception for Curtis Davies, who appears not to have been forgiven for the way he left West Brom.
Mandatory hand shakes done and dusted, it's time to get down to business as the captains meet in the middle for the coin toss.
Players are in the tunnel and ready to go...Curtis Davies and Ben Foster shake hands before referee Jonathan Moss leads the teams out onto the field.
The good men at Opta have been busy compiling the stats ahead of today's game and tell us: '16 of the 19 league goals Hull have conceded this season have come in away games.' Leaky.
Our referee this afternoon is Jonathan Moss, he is assisted by Stuart Burt and Mick McDonough. Mark Clattenburg is standing as fourth official.
The players have completed their pre-match warm-ups and are heading back down the tunnel towards the changing rooms.
Just 15 minutes now until kick-off in the final weekend before Christmas...Excitement is building in the Midlands.
Hull City defender Alex Bruce caught up with Sky Sports as he arrived...'It's a game we're looking forward to,' he said. 'We came to The Hawthorns today knowing it would be a tough game but it is one we're looking to get points from.'
Soccer Saturday pundit and Sky Sports columnist Paul Merson expects the hosts to prevail 1-0, he said: 'When I heard Steve Clarke had been sacked I was majorly shocked at first, but when you saw his stats for the whole year then it made sense. People remember his first six months and the win at Old Trafford, but bar that results haven't been good. Things might be different if the ref hadn't given a silly penalty at Chelsea or if Stephane Sessegnon hadn't missed a sitter against Villa or if the Cardiff goalkeeper hasn't made a worldy save. It just shows the fine margins that can cost someone a job! Hull are a decent, well-organised team but I expect a reaction from West Brom.'
For Hull, you expect Danny Graham could be influential. With the goal drought finally over and the forward buoyed by striking against his former employers, Swansea, he will be eager to lock down a starting place. Bruce looks likely to pair Graham with Yannick Sagbo up top and West Brom will be fully aware of the goal-poaching threat should the duo gain a strong understanding.
Morgan Amalfitano could come on and be a game-changer for West Brom. The Frenchman has been a stand out performer for the Baggies this term, albeit in an under-performing side. Amalfitano has contributed two goals, including that mazy, solo run to score against Manchester United at Old Trafford, and provided two assists.
Who are the men to watch today? Get in touch and let me know who your key players are? Tweet me, @BH92 or email me, Benjamin.Hampshire@bskyb.com.
Hull bench: Steve Harper, Liam Rosenior, Robert Koren, Matt Fryatt, Paul McShane, George Boyd, Abdoulaye Faye.
West Brom bench: Boaz Myhill, Claudio Yacob, Diego Lugano, Morgan Amalfitano, Matej Vydra, Zoltan Gera, Saido Berahino.
Hull City starting XI: Allan McGregor, Maynor Figueroa, James Chester, Alex Bruce, Curtis Davies, Ahmed Elmohamady, Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone, David Meyler, Yannick Sago, Danny Graham.
West Bromwich Albion starting XI: Ben Foster, Billy Jones, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Liam Ridgewell, James Morrison, Youssouf Mulumbu, Chris Brunt, Stephane Sessegnon, Shane Long, Scott Sinclair.
Surprisingly, this is only a third Premier League meeting between the sides, the only previous meetings coming in the 2008/09 season, in which Hull won convincingly away at The Hawthorns with a 3-0 victory.
With off-field matters dominating the headlines for Hull recently - with the club owner submitting an application to switch names to Hull Tigers, much to the disapproval of fans - Bruce will hope a rare away victory will go some way to soothing the Christmas chaos.
Hull have collected only four points from their eight games on the road this season and won just twice overall since September.
Considering the Premier League is so tight at both ends of the spectrum, points accumulated during this hectic Christmas period could prove vital.
Steve Bruce's Hull City enter the game in 12th, with fans quietly happy with their side's progress, despite being only six points clear of the relegation spots themselves.
Clarke departs leaving West Bromwich Albion very much in the relegation whirlwind, teetering on the brink of the dreaded drop zone in 16th. The task of salvaging the season is temporarily in the hands of Clarke's former assistant Keith Downing who assumed caretaker charge last weekend.
Despite an impressive eighth-place finish in the top flight last term, four defeats from their previous five outings signalled the end for West Brom manager Steve Clarke, who was sacked following last weekend's 1-0 loss at Cardiff.
It's Ben Hampshire here, on hand to guide you through proceedings. As ever, I would love your opinions and predictions. You can get in touch via the usual avenues, tweet me @BH92 or email me directly on Benjamin.Hampshire@bskyb.com.