Burnley 2 Hull City 0

Last updated : 15 October 2006 By Footymad Previewer
The Clarets were rarely troubled by a disappointing Hull City side as the home team dominated from the start.

As early as the eighth minute, Burnley threatened to score from Wade Elliott's corner from the right.

John McGreal's far-post header was tipped over by goalkeeper Boaz Myhill for another corner from which this time there was to be no escape as Elliott's delivery was inch-perfect for Northern Ireland international Michael Duff to head the Clarets in front.

Burnley's whole-hearted approach was summed up with their second goal just three minutes later as Micah Hyde's tackle won possession for Elliott to again turn provider with a pin-point centre on to the head of striker Gifton Noel-Williams, who extended the lead with his fourth goal of the season.

Noel-Williams was close to his second after 25 minutes, heading inches wide after a superb run and delivery by Steve Jones.

Hull's miserable start to the game was summed up by an unnecessary yellow card for veteran defender Danny Mills.

Strikers Jon Parkin and Michael Bridges did have opportunities. but both were spurned with Parkin's shot deflected for a corner and Bridges denied by Brian Jensen.

Hull players surrounded referee Penn in stoppage time at the end of the first half, claiming a penalty after striker Parkin was floored by Jensen, but they had their claims dismissed at the expense of a corner.

Half-time brought some relief for Hull boss Phil Parkinson who replaced right-back Alton Thelwell, who had been given the run-around in the first half by Jones, for central defender Danny Coles.

Coles became the second player to pick up a yellow card for a poor challenge on Noel-Williams. From the resulting free-kick, keeper Myhill produced a great save to deny Jon Harley.

Noel-Williams again went close with a far-post header after Jones had skinned Mills on the byline.

Hull rarely threatened despite the introduction of substitute Nicky Forster at the expense of Parkin, completing a frustrating afternoon for the giant striker.