Nov 17, 2012 at 3pm UK at ​St Andrew's
BirminghamBirmingham City
2-3
Hull City
Morrison (38'), King (46')
Zigic (58'), Mullins (89')
FT(HT: 1-3)
Chester (33'), Aluko (14', 26')
Meyler (90')

Result: Hull City edge past Birmingham City

Sone Aluko scores twice as Hull City hold on to defeat Birmingham City 3-2 away from home.

Hull City have staved off a Birmingham City resurgence to win 3-2 at St. Andrews in the Championship.

The Tigers went 3-0 up after just 33 minutes but conceded twice thereafter.

Ravel Morrison scores for Birmingham on November 17, 2012© PA Photos

The visitors started asking questions of the Birmingham defence right from the start, with Sone Aluko forcing Jack Butland into making a save in the fifth minute.

Six minutes later the Hull winger tried his luck again, but failed to his keep his left-footed shot on target.

Moments later Wade Elliott went close for the home side.

Aluko gave Hull the lead on 14 minutes when he latched on to Jay Simpson's pass and shot home from close range.

The winger doubled his side's advantage in the 26th minute when released by Simpson again, firing in from 12 yards.

It became 3-0 to Hull on 33 minutes when James Chester headed home Aluko's delivery from close range.

However, five minutes later Ravel Morrison pulled one back for Birmingham with a right-footed shot from around 12 yards out.

Then a minute into the second half the home side scored their second goal of the afternoon, Marlon King shooting home from 18 yards.

Simpson came close to scoring for Hull again just after the hour mark, but failed to keep his shot on target.

Aaron Mclean too went close for the visitors with eight minutes of normal time left, but his header went over the Birmingham crossbar.

Jay Simpson on July 23, 2011
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Hull in command
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds85211431117
2Wolverhampton WanderersWolves8521138517
3Cardiff CityCardiff8521127517
4Preston North EndPreston843193615
5Ipswich TownIpswich7502128415
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd850386215
7Middlesbrough8422105514
8Bristol City83411510513
9Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds8341107313
10Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest84041113-212
11Queens Park RangersQPR83231212011
12Norwich CityNorwich8323812-411
13Aston Villa8242109110
14Fulham824287110
15Derby CountyDerby73131111010
16Millwall823311929
17Hull City82241415-18
18Reading722367-18
19Burton Albion8224615-98
20Barnsley7214811-37
21Sunderland8134712-56
22Brentford8044712-54
23Birmingham CityBirmingham8116412-84
24Bolton WanderersBolton8026416-122
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand