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Scott Parker - big achievement!

The Cherries head coach tells us after the game that it's a "big achievement to make it nine games unbeaten".

Today's result of course continues our unbeaten start to the league season and keeps our 100% record in September!



It finishes goalless at Hull City. 


Another free-kick...

Pearson booked, this time for a foul on Williams. Another crossing position.

It's a great delivery that reaches the back-post but Lewis-Potter fires well over.


Hull have a free-kick...

The cross from the right flank is high and goes behind for a goal-kick.


Three minutes added on



Randell Williams almost gives Hull the lead.

The ball is laid off to him at the near post and he curls his effort towards the far post, Nyland has no chance, but thankfully it drops wide of the post.

Frustration is setting in for the Cherries and the passing has become a lot less fluid than it has been.


We've moved to a 4-4-2

Morgan Rogers joins Dominic Solanke in attack as Davis settles in left midfield.

Just over five minutes to go!


Second sub for the Cherries

Can Leif Davis make the difference?

Hull also make a change as Tyler Smith is replaced by Josh Hinds.


It's a battle out there

There's not a lot to report at the minute as the Cherries continue to push for the opener.

The game has become scrappy as the attempts forward become a bit more forceful and therefore, there's not really been a chance for a while.

Keep going lads.


Keep pushing!



Almost the opener!

Jordan Zemura makes a brilliant run down the left and puts a lovely cut-back into the path of Emiliano Marcondes, who lifts it over the bar.

He really should score.

In terms of the shape of the team, it looks like Rogers will play on the left flank and Jaidon Anthony has moved to the right.


First change for the Cherries

Let's go, Morgan!


Nearly at the hour mark!

Brooks has a shot from distance but it doesn't trouble Ingram who makes a simple stop.


Change for Hull City

Ryan Longman is replaced by Randell Williams.


Two massive chances!

At both ends!

Hull City are inches away from taking the lead as Docherty finds acres of space in the box from Coyle's cross and sends a header crashing against the crossbar.

Moments later, Solanke has a chance as he intercepts Ingram's poor pass but his snapshot is saved by the Hull goalkeeper.

Big moments.



The Cherries win a throw inside the Hull half and quickly throw it to Marcondes in the box.

He's being shepherded wide but does really well to get a cross in and it goes right across goal, missing everyone and grabbing a gasp from the crowd.


Bright start to this second half

The Cherries have started the way they finished the first half, playing on the front foot.

Lerma has the first shot of the half from distance as the ball fell nicely to him but a Hull man got in the way before Brooks found Solanke in the area, but with his back to goal and heavily marked and he couldn't quite find Lerma to have a shot.

An early observation is that Scott Parker's side are trying to move the ball as quickly as possible in this half, seeing if they can stretch the defence.


Hull get the second half underway

The home side kick us off in this second period. Come on you Cherries!


Patience needed

Scott Parker talked up Hull's organisation during the week in the build-up to today's game and that has proved to be their strongest asset this afternoon.

The Cherries have dominated possession but have found it hard when in and around the box to find the space to get a shot off or find the crucial pass.

We've got men on the bench who can come on and help unlock the defence, Morgan Rogers being a key man, but Parker will be telling his players to keep plugging away and eventually something will pay off.



Neither side has made the breakthrough in this first half.


Stacey yellow carded

Very soft.

Keane Lewis-Potter overruns the ball on the left flank and goes to ground. The referee punishes Stacey for an alleged pull but replays show there was minimal contact.

From the resulting free-kick, the delivery is punched by Nyland who has a momentary panic as it hits a Hull body but it deflects away from goal.


Three minutes added on

The fourth official has signalled three minutes to be added on to this first half.



The first real chance for the home side and it's an unbelievable tackle!

Docherty makes good run down the left flank and there's a good ball towards the back stick where Smith is waiting.

However, Zemura does really well to get back and either do enough to force Smith to stick it wide or deflect it wide himself.

The referee thinks the latter and awards a corner, which comes to nothing.



Lovely work by Pearson as he spots Stacey making a good run beyond the defence and lofts the ball into his path.

The full-back drills it to the near post where Solanke has pulled away from his marker but all he can do is help it on towards goal, but Ingram had the space covered and deflects it behind. 


The best chance so far!


A good opportunity!

Solanke shows good strength to muscle off Greaves and drive into the box, firing a low effort at goal.

He might have been better off finding Marcondes who seemed to be in plenty of space but the shot forces a save from Ingram and it almost rebounds straight to the Dane anyway.

He swings a boot at it and it deflects off a defender and against the arm of Tom Huddlestone but the referee isn't interested in the penalty claims.

Meanwhile, Lewie Coyle requires treatment but appears to be able to continue. 


Just lacking a killer touch at the minute

The Cherries are putting some nice patterns together, lots of clever one-touch play to move the ball quickly between us but unable to find the final pass to create a chance.

To sum it up, Jordan Zemura goes on a lovely run from deep inside his own half all the way to the Hull penalty area, via a brief one-two with Anthony, but the left-back's cross is blocked. 


How good is it to see this man out there?

Jefferson Lerma has looked sharp in the early stages, sending one brilliant ball to Anthony in space on the left flank but he couldn't get his shot off in the box. 


Battling away!



The winger picks up a loose defensive pass and sends a lovely cross in to the box, but there was no man in white to turn it home and Hull City send it behind for a corner.

Marcondes sends in the corner and finds Solanke rising highest at the near post, the forward forcing a good save from Matt Ingram. Unfortunately, the ball ricochets off Ingram and back against Solanke's head to fly behind for a goal-kick.

Best chance for the Cherries so far!


Lewis-Potter curls wide

An opportunity for the home side to have a shot at goal as Lewis-Potter was fouled by Mepham just outside the area.

The attacker stepped up to take the free-kick and opened his body to try and find the far corner but sent it high and wide.

Not a bad effort from a tough position but Nyland wasn't concerned.


Left flank looking strong

There haven't really been any major chances to note so far in this game, other than the Kelly clearance in the opening minutes.

But the Cherries are looking a threat in particular down the left flank as Zemura and Anthony link up well.

We have two crossing opportunities as Anthony finds Zemura on the overlap but his cross deflects against him and away for a goal-kick, before Marcondes finds good space on the same flank but his cut back was behind Lerma. 


Marcondes free-kick cleared

Jack Stacey, who has returned from injury to the starting line-up this afternoon, wins the ball in the middle of the park and drives up the right touchline.

He is eventually brought down and the Cherries have a free-kick in a crossing position, Marcondes' delivery to the near post is well defended.

The Cherries are slowly starting to get a foothold in this game, Hull have started brightly spurred on by a bright atmosphere but possession starting to go the away sides way.



Lloyd Kelly that is exceptional.

An early chance for the home side as Tom Huddlestone finds Keane Lewis-Potter in beyond the back-line.

The forward drills a good ball across the box and it looks destined to reach Tyler Smith on his debut to tap home but Kelly's outstretched leg diverts it away superbly.

The linesman's flag was up anyway so it wouldn't have counted.


We're underway!

The Cherries get us underway amid a screaming PA announcer who is doing his best to raise the atmosphere here.

In similar vain, let us say - up the Cherries!


Here the teams come!

The two teams make their way out to the grass at the MKM Stadium.

The Cherries are in their white away kit for the first time this season.

Orjan Nyland is in all-blue in the Cherries net. 


Warm ups well underway!


All smiles!


Here's how we line-up

Jefferson Lerma returns to the starting line-up following the conclusion of his suspension.

Orjan Nyland starts in goal as Mark Travers and Philip Billing are ruled out with illness.

Gary Cahill is named on the bench for the first time, alongside fellow new signing Morgan Rogers.


Guess who?!

The players have arrived at the MKM Stadium ahead of this afternoon's kick-off.

We're expecting team news at 2pm - who do you think Scott Parker will start?


New threads today

We'll be taking the field for the first time in our 2021/22 away kit!

What a beauty ๐Ÿ˜



Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of this afternoon's Sky Bet Championship game between the Cherries and Hull City.

It's the final game before the international break and Scott Parker's side will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the league season.

We'll be with you throughout the afternoon with full updates from the MKM stadium! 

Other games that day

  • Derby County1
    Nottingham Forest1
  • Cardiff City1
    Bristol City2
  • Fulham3
    Stoke City0
  • Queens Park Rangers2
    Coventry City0
  • Huddersfield Town4
  • Luton Town0
    Sheffield United0
  • Middlesbrough1
    Blackburn Rovers1
  • Preston North End3
    Swansea City1
  • Barnsley1
    Birmingham City1
  • Millwall2
  • Peterborough United0
    West Bromwich Albion1

As it stood

1 Fulham 5 +10 13
2 West Bromwich Albion 5 +7 13
3 Queens Park Rangers 5 +6 11
4 Huddersfield Town 5 +2 10
5 Stoke City 5 +1 10
7 Coventry City 5 0 9
8 Birmingham City 5 +4 8
9 Cardiff City 5 +3 8
10 Blackburn Rovers 5 +1 8
11 Bristol City 5 0 7
12 Luton Town 5 -2 7
13 Middlesbrough 5 0 6
14 Barnsley 5 0 6
15 Derby County 5 0 6
16 Preston North End 5 -2 6
17 Millwall 5 -2 5
18 Hull City 5 -3 4
19 Swansea City 5 -4 4
20 Peterborough United 5 -4 4
21 Reading 5 -6 3
22 Blackpool 5 -4 2
23 Sheffield United 5 -6 2
24 Nottingham Forest 5 -4 1

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