Hull City 0 Aston Villa 2
Report of match 21st April 2010
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Match report for the away win in the evening clash with Hull CityAston Villa moved within three points of fourth spot in the Premier League after a 2-0 away victory against Hull at the KC stadium.
A Gabriel Agbonlahor goal saw the visitors 1-0 up at half time, then a James Milner penalty on the hour mark sealed the victory for Villa, making it four games without a win for the struggling Tigers.
Hull's Kevin Kilbane was presented with an early chance for Ian Dowie's side but his first-time right-footed shot ballooned over the Villa crossbar from just inside the box.
Milner tried his luck for the visitors moments later but he dragged his long range right-footed shot well wide of the post.
Villa broke the deadlock on 13 minutes as a Paul McShane clearance deflected off the back of John Carew and into the path of Agbonlahor who curled the ball majestically into the top corner of the net to register his 13th league goal of the season.
Villans skipper Stiliyan Petrov came close to doubling his side's lead just after going ahead but the Bulgarian International bent his long range effort wide of the post.
Hull then came within inches of an equaliser midway through the half. Kilbane slipped a neat through ball into Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink whose low shot was parried away by keeper Brad Friedel but only back into the path of Kilbane who found himself with only a defender to beat on the line but somehow the Irishman's shot was deflected up and over the bar by a resolute James Collins.
Steven Mouyokolo came close to levelling the score within minutes of the second half after a long throw from Ibrahima Sonko found its way into the feet of the Hull defender but his miscued shot from close range was well turned over the bar by Friedel.
Hull's Vennegoor of Hesselink was then forced off with injury after a suspected clash of heads with Villa defender Richard Dunne. Jozy Altidore came on to replace the ex-Celtic forward.
Agbonlahor came close to grabbing his second goal of the night midway through the half but his curling left-footed shot was well turned away by keeper Matt Duke.
Villa were then awarded a penalty on 74 minutes as George Boetang was adjudged to have brought down Milner inside the box. Milner took the resulting spot-kick and made no mistake, sending Duke the wrong way to make it 2-0 to Martin O'Neill's men.
|Competition: Barclays Premier League Date: Wednesday, 21st April 2010 Kick off: 19:45 Venue: The Circle|
||0 - 2||Aston Villa
Milner 76 (pen)
|17||Kevin Kilbane (Olofinjana 84)|
|45||Tom Cairney (Geovanni 70)|
|29||Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Altidore 55)|
|9||Jozy Altidore (Vennegoor of Hesselink 55)|
|10||Deiberson Geovanni (Cairney 70)|
|44||Seyi Olofinjana (Kilbane 84)|
|19||Stilian Petrov (Sidwell 84)|
|10||John Carew (Heskey 90)|
|4||Steve Sidwell (Petrov 84)|
|18||Emile Heskey (Carew 90)|
|Hull City cards shown|
|19 mins||Tom Cairney||Unsporting behaviour|
|66 mins||Craig Fagan||Unsporting behaviour|
|Aston Villa cards shown|
|43 mins||Stilian Petrov||Unsporting behaviour|
|89 mins||James Milner||Unsporting behaviour|