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Trio out for Tigers' clash with Swansea

Hull will be without defender Michael Dawson and midfielders Tom Huddlestone and Mohamed Diame for Saturday's clash with Swansea.

Michael Dawson is expected to be out for at least a month Credit: Press Association

Dawson is facing at least a month on the sidelines with a grade two hamstring tear, Huddlestone is beginning a four-game suspension and Diame's knee complaint has yet to ease.

Loanee Hatem Ben Arfa has been told he will not play for the club again and Robert Snodgrass remains a long-term absentee.

Provisional squad: McGregor, Jakupovic, Davies, Rosenior, McShane, Robertson, Chester, Bruce, Elmohamady, Meyler, Livermore, Brady, Aluko, Quinn, Ramirez Hernandez, Aluko, Jelavic, Sagbo.


Chesterfield ordered to replay cup-tie

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Chesterfield have been ordered to replay their FA Cup second-round tie with MK Dons by the Football Association.

The Spireites beat the Dons 1-0, but after the game admitted a charge of fielding an ineligible player, George Margreitter, and will now have to face Karl Robinson's side again.

Margreitter, who is on loan from Wolves, played in the fixture, despite not having completed the necessary paperwork in time.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Gray: 'Lack of quality cost us'

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray bemoaned his side's missed chances as they lost 1-0 at home to Wolves.

Stuart Gray Credit: Press Association

"Nobody means to miss deliberately, but for some reason today just wasn't our day. You couldn't fault our effort or commitment, but we just needed that little bit of composure," said Gray.

"Kenny Jackett gets into half-time thinking 'how are we still in the game?', but a lack of quality in front of goal has let us down today."

Gray felt that the Owls dominated the majority of the proceedings, and was unhappy over the defending for Clarke's winner.

"One thing we do know is that a lapse of concentration might cost you, and it did," Gray explained.

"The second half was far too open, but when you are on top like we were, you cannot believe that we haven't got a goal. One lapse of concentration has cost us either one point or three points.

"Coming off back to back wins you couldn't have wished for a better start. We could have been maybe 3-0 up in the first 20 minutes. We dominated with the ball and we dominated with the chances."


Huddersfield Town Manager Powell slams Norwich collapse

Huddersfield boss Chris Powell was bitterly disappointed with the way his side collapsed at the start of the second period as they were thrashed 5-0 at Norwich.

Chris Powell Credit: Press Association

The game turned in the 17th minute when Huddersfield were reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of defender Murray Wallace.

He was shown a red card for hauling down Cameron Jerome when he had a clear run on goal and although the Terriers held out until half-time the floodgates opened upon resumption.

Powell said: "You can't start that way in any game of football and expect to get anything from it. It was so unlike us.

"In the first half I thought we coped okay with going a man down but after the break we weren't at it and we got punished.

"Now I have got to pick them up and then we'll go again. I have certainly got some decisions to make about my next team."

Powell accepted that defender Wallace had to go.

"We didn't deal with the first ball and we certainly didn't deal with the second. The referee had a decision to make - and it was the correct one."

Leeds loss disappoints Redfearn

Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn believed that his side lacked a cutting edge as United lost their second consecutive game to Fulham.

Neil Redfearn Credit: Press Association

Hugo Rodallega put away his ninth of the season as Leeds were beaten 1-0 at Elland Road - outshining expensive sidekick Ross McCormack who was back in Yorkshire for the first time since his £11 million transfer.

It was Leeds' second loss in a row, rendering their fine 2-0 win over Derby a fortnight ago a distant memory.

And while defeat was Neil Redfearn's first at Elland Road as manager, the ongoing situation with soon-to-be-banned owner Massimo Cellino means a dark mood lingers over the club.

He said: "I'm disappointed with the result and for the first time today, at home, we lacked that conviction and that devil.

"I thought our passing was a little bit tatty and we left ourselves open on the counter-attack.

"We got ourselves to that stage where we had some momentum at home but I thought we looked tentative in and around the box; the final pass didn't quite happen and when it did we didn't have someone in the box."

Leeds are 19th in the table and Redfearn - who took over at the start of November - feels any defeats on his watch carry extra weight.

"Whatever headway you make, when you do get a blip it magnifies the defeat. But we have made it better and are playing better," he said

Rodallega downs Leeds on McCormack return

Hugo Rodallega earned Fulham a hard-fought 1-0 win at Leeds as United slipped to their second straight Championship defeat.

Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega (right) celebrates scoring the winner against Leeds Credit: Press Association

On a day which could have been all about Rodallega's strike partner, the Colombian made sure it was he who took the headlines as Fulham recovered from last week's 5-0 mauling against Watford.<

Forward Ross McCormack was back at Elland Road for the first time since a bitter summer exit and an #11million transfer to the Cottagers, and when he was given the captain's armband it appeared set for him to shine.

But it was Rodellega who got the job done, scoring on the hour as Fulham's recent win one, lose one run stretched to five games.

Leeds offered little in response, their 2-0 victory over Derby a fortnight ago now a distant memory with last week's 4-1 loss to Ipswich and this defeat giving boss Neil Redfearn plenty to ponder.

The goal was a rare moment of class throughout a poor game - the first half in particular failing to get going.

The best chances of it fell to the home side, with Sam Byram involved in both.

The full-back got into the box 13 minutes in after some neat interplay between Adryan and Alex Mowatt, but his shot from the right side flashed across and just wide.

Byram then swung in a cross which Mowatt leapt to meet only to see his header hit the bar and then thud into beaten keeper Gabor Kiraly on the way down before going out of play.

McCormack had Fulham's best opportunity but, after looking like he was in on goal when chasing up a long ball, he lost his footing and Liam Cooper cleared.

Fulham were better at the start of the second half and Jason Pearce did well to clear up after McCormack got into the box and cut back, and it was not unexpected to see them take the lead on the hour.

Lasse Vigen Christensen took the ball on the chest on the right of the area, slipped past Tommaso Bianchi and pulled back for Rodallega who did the rest from six yards.

Adryan should have got Leeds level but failed to properly connect with what was a four-yard free header from a Billy Sharp cross, while Rodallega should have put Leeds to bed after a counter attack but hit wildly behind from close range.

He would not be made to pay, though, and Fulham saw it out with some ease, as Leeds also lost key defender Stephen Warnock to a hamstring injury.

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