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Hull City (0) 1 - 0 (0) Ipswich Town

NPower Championship 2010-11

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Referee: A Haines

Manager: Nigel Pearson

KC Stadium 15:00

Attendance: 20,535

Manager: Roy Keane

Match Number: 3380

Goals

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 Robert Koren (77)
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Substitutions

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Kevin KilbaneMark Cullen (57)
John BostockNick Barmby (57)
Richard GarciaNolberto Solano (68)

Cards

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 Ian Ashbee (88)
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 Darren ODea (90)

Teams

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Vito Mannone

Kamil Zayatte

Andy Dawson

Anthony Gerrard

Liam Rosenior

Ian Ashbee

James Harper

Kevin Kilbane

John Bostock

Robert Koren

Richard Garcia

Substitutes

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Matt Duke

Liam Cooper

Tom Cairney

Nick Barmby

Jamie Devitt

Nolberto Solano

Mark Cullen

Match Report

ROBERT KOREN WANTS CREATIVE ROLE

ROBERT KOREN is Hull’s top scorer this season, but he would rather be ­creating chances than putting them away.

The Slovenia international took his tally to four with the winner against Ipswich, but the 30-year-old says his job is ­playmaker, not poacher.

He said: “Unfortunately, we don’t have any strikers who have scored many goals, but, in the future, I hope they will put this right and start scoring.

“It’s not in my mind, to score as many goals as possible. I’m more of a midfield player and I have a job to do for the team – to make sure we are playing good football.

“I’m not thinking about individual statistics. I’m not bothered about that.” Hull have one of the weakest attacks in the Championship and have failed to score in five of their nine home games this season.

It looked like being the same old story when Kevin Kilbane and Ian Ashbee both hit the woodwork within 30 seconds late in the first half.

But Koren popped up with a 25-yard stunner in the 77th minute to help the Tigers claim their first back-to-back wins in more than two years.

Ipswich boss Roy Keane said: “When you’re not winning matches, pressure builds from within.

“It comes from within the dressing room because the players’ pride is hurt.”

James McMath (Daily Star)

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