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Tigers poor run continues

Ki Sung-yueng scored the winner as Swansea ensured sure Hull's miserable run continued as the Tigers lost 1-0 at the KC Stadium.

Steve Bruce's men are now 10 games without a win Credit: Press Association

The visitors scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute when South Korean midfielder Ki attempted to turn his back on Jonjo Shelvey's shot and instead succeeded in diverting past Allan McGregor with his lower arm.

While that represented a considerable slice of luck, it was no less than the visitors deserved, Shelvey hitting the post with a second long-range effort and Bafetimbi Gomis also denied by the woodwork in the latter stages.

Steve Bruce's Tigers, struggling with injury and suspension and second bottom in the table, also hit the frame of the goal through Andy Robertson and had a last-gasp penalty appeal rejected but would have been flattered by a point.

Since seeing off Crystal Palace at the start of October they have failed to win in 10 Barclays Premier League matches, collecting just four points from a possible 30.

With Jake Livermore earning a fifth booking of the season and captain Curtis Davies coming off injured in the second half, things already appear bleak for the Boxing Day trip to Sunderland.

The Swansea team-sheet appeared to give hope to the hosts, with top-scorer Wilfried Bony starting on the bench and Gylfi Sigurdsson, Leon Britton and Jefferson Montero all absent through injury amid seven changes.

Yet the Tigers had troubles of their own to contend with, replacing the suspended Tom Huddlestone with Gaston Ramirez and the injured Michael Dawson with Alex Bruce.

The game began vibrantly, Abel Hernandez hurling himself into tackles before Nikica Jelavic and Wayne Routledge wasted early chances at either end.

Routledge's was marginally more inviting, James Chester having been caught out by Ashley Williams' long ball, but he pulled his shot wide of the near post.

Ramirez also spurned a good opening, sending a wayward first-time effort into the stand after Neil Taylor diverted the ball into his path.

The game did not have the look of a stalemate and the opener came in the 14th minute, Shelvey neatly creating room to shoot on his left foot.

McGregor had it well covered but was left helpless as Ki's unwitting intervention saw the ball change course and bobble over the line.

Hull were close to the ideal response eight minutes later, Robertson initiating a break down the left then reappearing in the box to collect Hernandez's lay-off.

The Scotland international let rip but was denied by the crossbar and a fingertip save from Lukasz Fabianksi.

That was as good as Hull's first-half efforts got, as passes began to go astray and Livermore collected his fifth booking of the season and a one-game suspension to go with it.

Swansea came within a whisker of doubling their lead when Shelvey tried his luck from distance a second time.

The midfielder took three touches without being closed down with his fourth a fizzing effort off the outside of his right boot.

McGregor was well beaten but the ball crashed off the post and came back across goal.

Hull fashioned a couple of chances after the break, Ramirez's free-kick briefly threatening before bending wide and Jelavic's header saved low by Fabianksi.

But the pursuit of an equaliser almost cost them dear in the 54th minute when David Meyler carelessly lost the ball with Hull committed in attack.<

A lightning break ended with Tom Carroll threading a pass through Davies' legs and into the path of the unmarked Shelvey, who looked certain to score from eight yards.

But McGregor threw himself forward and smothered the shot brilliantly with feet.

Bruce swapped a defender for an attacker on the hour, son Alex off for Sone Aluko, but the latter's first contribution was to go in the book for a sloppy foul on Taylor.

Swansea failed once again to put the game to bed when Bafetimbi Gomis got a slight touch on Marvin Emnes' cross in the 74th minute and watched as the ball wrong-footed everyone before nestling against the post.

Davies hobbled off before the close, with Harry Maguire handed a Premier League debut, while Yannick Sagbo tumbled under pressure from Angel Rangel in the dying seconds.


Magna evacuated as 40 firefighters tackle nearby blaze

The Magna science centre in Rotherham has been evacuated and an event this evening for 800 people has been cancelled after a large fire nearby.

Eight fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the former Sterecycle plant on Sheffield Road at about 2 o'clock this afternoon.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say the building was empty and no one has been hurt.

Today's football scores

Today's football results Credit: Press Association

Premier League - Click here for score and reaction

Hull City v Swansea City

Championship - Click here for scores and reaction

Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City

Wigan Athletic v Rotherham United

Nottingham Forest v Leeds (KO at 17:15)

League One - Click here for scores and reaction

Barnsley v Leyton Orient

Bradford v Scunthorpe

Gillingham v Chesterfield

Sheffield United v Walsall

Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers

League Two - Click here for scores and reaction

Bury v York City

Wimbledon v Mansfield Town

Rotherham fire creates plume of smoke over town

A plume of smoke is visible from the fire Credit: Calendar
A cordon in place near to the scene of the fire Credit: Calendar

30 firefighters are tackling a large fire at the former waste processing site Sterecycle, in Rotherham. The fire service says no one has been hurt.


Man, 93, knocked over in Holmfirth

A 93-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital after being knocked over by a van in Holmfirth. It happened yesterday morning at the junction of Greenhill Bank Road and Holmfirth Road.

The man, who is local to the area, suffered a serious injury to his body. He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where he is today described as in a serious condition.

Search for missing Katie heads to North East

Humberside Police say they are working closely with forces across the North East in the search for a missing York teenager.

Katie Free and her boyfriend Credit: Humberside police

19-year-old Katie Free was in the care of a treatment centre in Grimsby and went missing in Cleethorpes last Saturday. She has not been seen since then and police are growing concerned for her welfare due to an existing medical condition.

Katie is believed to be in the company of her boyfriend Will Gilligan (pictured) who is from the Darlington area and it is thought they may be travelling around the north east of England in the Hartlepool area using public transport and Bed and Breakfast type accommodation.

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