MATCH PREVIEW: HULL CITY vs CARDIFF CITY
Match Previews13th January
Venue: KC Stadium
Date: Wednesday 13th January, 7:45pm K.O.
Coming to the Beam Back? Click here for the running order of tonight’s event, with tickets still available.
Going to the KC Stadium? Hull City are launching ‘Pitchside’ – a new away supporters’ bar by the away turnstiles. The bar will be Cardiff City themed, with former Bluebird Darren Purse appearing alongside Dean Windass, while the first fifty fans to attend will receive a free ‘Hull Pie’.
Hull City go into this evening’s match at the KC Stadium knowing that three points would take them into the Sky Bet Championship automatic promotion places.
Steve Bruce’s men rested seven players in their 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup Third Round. Among those in line for a recall to the side are Jake Livermore, Mo Diamé, Sam Clucas and Abel Hernández.
The only new absentee for the Tigers is forward Adama Diomandé, who picked up a groin injury last time out. Alex Bruce and Michael Dawson are both continuing their recoveries, but won’t make Wednesday night’s match.
One man returning to face his former employers at the KC Stadium is Lee Peltier. Then just twenty years old, the right-back joined the Tigers on an emergency loan from Liverpool, shortly after making his Champions League début for the Reds.
Other players who have played for both City and the Tigers in recent years include Fraizer Campbell and Seyi Olofinjana. While Olofinjana joined the Bluebirds on loan in 2010/11, Campbell fired Hull to promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2007/08, before doing the same in South Wales, scoring seven goals in just twelve appearances in 2013.
A bumper Ninian Park crowd cheered the Bluebirds on to a 1-0 victory over Hull City in 2008 – just three days after victory against Premier League Middlesbrough ensured City’s place in the FA Cup Semi-Final at Wembley.
The decisive moment came early in the match, as City won 1-0 with a rare goal from Steven McPhail, who would go on to skipper the Bluebirds in the Cup final that year.
The midfielder chested down Tony Capaldi’s early cross on the edge of the box and, with his back to goal, hooked a super volley past Boaz Myhill and into the net.
Scroll down to watch Steve McPhail’s winning goal against the Tigers below on Cardiff City Player HD’s official YouTube channel.
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for the running order of this evening's Beam Back at Cardiff City Stadium. Tickets are still available if you haven't purchased yours yet, while you can also buy them on the night from reception.Click hereBEAM BACK:
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