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Hull fan banned for life after confronting Derby player

Adam Pardoe (right) has been banned for life by Hull. Credit: Sky Sports

Hull City have issued a lifetime ban to the supporter who confronted Derby County captain Richard Keogh on the pitch this week.

Adam Pardoe, 26, squared up to Keogh during a pitch invasion on Tuesday night after Hull had secured their place in the Championship play-off final at Derby's expense.

The club have taken swift action after Pardoe was caught by Sky Sports cameras confronting Keogh in an aggresive manner.

A Hull City statement read:

We have written to Mr Pardoe following our investigation into the incident at the stadium on Tuesday night to inform him that he has now been banned from all Hull City fixtures. This ban is a lifetime ban.

We are also advised the Stadium Management Company has issued a similar ban for the stadium.

– Hull City statement

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Relegated Bolton shock Hull

Substitute Stephen Dobbie's fourth goal of the season earned relegated Bolton a shock 1-0 Championship victory over Premier League hopefuls Hull at the Macron Stadium.

Dobbie fired home a cross from Lawrie Wilson to give League One-bound Wanderers only a fifth win of a dismal campaign, and a first home triumph in 15 matches.

It also ensured Hull's away hoodoo against Bolton continued unchecked, having not won on Trotters' territory since 1935.

Hull falter against in draw against Nottingham Forest

Sone Aluko netted the equaliser. Credit: PA

Hull's automatic promotion bid continued to falter as they were held to a second successive home draw and slipped to fourth in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Hull were held 1-1 by Nottingham Forest, the same score as against MK Dons at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

Forest earned new manager Paul Williams a point in his first game in charge since being appointed to replace Dougie Freedman for the remainder of the season.

Forest took a first-half lead through Gary Gardner's rising shot from distance before Sone Aluko slid home a second half equaliser for Hull whose winless run in the Championship extended to four games.

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Hull captain Michael Dawson ruled out for a month

Championship leaders Hull will be without skipper Michael Dawson for up to a month due to a hamstring injury.

Dawson will be out for around one month. Credit: PA

The Tigers have responded brilliantly to relegation, with Steve Bruce's side currently top of the standings following an impressive 11-match unbeaten run.

Much of that success has been down to City's sturdy defence - the best in the Championship - but that could be destabilised by an injury to key man Dawson.

The former Tottenham captain had to be taken off 37 minutes into Saturday's 1-1 draw at Bristol City and the club have confirmed the 32-year-old could now be out for a month.

A statement on the club's official website said:

Scans have confirmed that Michael Dawson sustained a grade two hamstring injury during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Bristol City.

The injury is expected to keep Dawson out of action for three to four weeks.

– Hull City statement
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