St. James' Park
Barclays Premier League
By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor
Newcastle United 2 (Remy 11, 44)
Hull City 3 (Brady 26, Elmohamady 48, Aluko 76)
SECOND HALF UPDATES
90+5mins: It's finished here at St. James' Park and despite leading twice, Newcastle have lost 3-2 to newly-promoted Hull City. They could have made it three league wins in a row but Steve Bruce's men had other ideas on a disappointing afternoon for the black and whites. Click here for the report.
90+4mins: There's a yellow card flashed in the direction of Coloccini as he tries to get play restarted while Hull attempt to waste time.
90+1mins: The big - and perhaps final - chance falls to exactly the right man, Loic Remy, but from six yards the two-goal Frenchman stabs wide after controlling Marveaux's right-wing cross.
90mins: It's taken 90 minutes but the first yellow card is finally shown and it's to Hull's Huddlestone for needlessly kicking the ball away after being flagged offside. There will be five minutes of stoppage time.
86mins: Cheick Tiote replaces right-back Debuchy, with Anita dropping into the full-back position - but he'll effectively play on the right-hand side of midfield.
84mins: Yannick Sagbo is on for Graham for the final six minutes plus stoppage time.
81mins: Aluko poked a ball over the top for Graham, whose control once again lets him down and allows Krul to steal the ball off his toe.
76mins - HULL GOAL (2-3): From United pressing to find a winner, they must now find an equaliser as Aluke volleys home a superb third for Hull. Boyd showed great skill on the left before cutting the ball back and the former Birmingham youngster sent a fine strike past Krul, off the inside of the far post.
74mins: Papiss Cisse has had another tough afternoon and he is replaced by Sylvain Marveaux. That means Loic Remy will become the central striker. Meanwhile Hull introduce David Meyler for Robbie Brady.
64mins: Steve Bruce responds with a change of his own as Stephen Quinn makes way for George Boyd, the former Peterborough midfielder.
62mins: He's back on his feet, but Cabaye can't continue and he's replaced by Yoan Gouffran, who will play on the left of the three man United midfield.
60mins: Cabaye is hurt by a strong tackle from Davies, who slides in to win the ball but seems to catch the midfielder as he follows through.
58mins: Ben Arfa and Sissoko combine well on the left with the latter crossing towards Cabaye, who goes down in the box but referee Atkinson ignores the appeals for a penalty.
56mins: Debuchy shoots from 30 yards after a corner is half cleared but the right-back's effort is nowhere near the intended target.
48mins - HULL CITY GOAL (2-2): The Tigers are back on level terms with what, from Newcastle's point of view, was a really soft goal to concede. A free-kick was whipped in by Ahmed Elmohamady and it managed to evade everybody before bouncing off the inside of the far post and finally landing in the net to stun St. James' Park into near silence.
46mins: Hull get the second half started, with United kicking towards the Leazes end in this period. Today's attendance is 51,523. Straight away, Aluko pops up on the left-hand side of the box and sends a shot on the turn too close to Krul.
FIRST HALF UPDATES
45+1min: After Sissoko is waved back on, Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for half-time and Newcastle lead thanks to two Loic Remy goals either side of Robbie Brady's effort for the Tigers. Click here for the half-time report.
45mins: There will be one minute of stoppage time added on, but that could increase as Sissoko goes down injured and will require treatment. He gets to his feet with the help of Club Doctor Paul Catterson, though.
44mins - NEWCASTLE GOAL (2-1): With one of the most casual finishes you'll ever see, Remy makes it 2-1 with his second of the day. Cabaye's shot cannoned back off a Hull defender into the path of Remy, who stroked the ball home without breaking stride.
40mins: Yohan Cabaye sends a dipping shot just over the bar after a move which he also started with a ball out to Cisse. The striker controlled it well before laying it off to Hatem Ben Arfa on the right and the Frenchman danced inside to tee up Cabaye, who was 22 yards out.
36mins: Livermore sees a goalbound strike deflected behind by Mathieu Debuchy, who has been solid for United. Backed by a loud and sizeable away following, the visitors have grown into this game and look like they're enjoying themselves at the moment.
35mins: Poor Graham has another great opportunity as Tom Huddlestone picks him out with a lovely ball over the top. His first touch is poor but confuses Coloccini and for a second he looks a certain scorer but Krul is out to smother at his feet.
30mins: Hull are now on top and Aluko shoots from 25 yards, with his effort taking a deflection off Yanga-Mbiwa before dropping into the arms of Krul who watched it all the way.
26mins - HULL CITY GOAL (1-1): Former Sunderland striker Graham's long wait for a goal continues thanks to a superb save from Tim Krul - but moments later Robbie Brady manages to beat the Dutch goalkeeper. Graham's header from point-blank range was somehow kept out by Krul and Steve Bruce still had his head in his hands as Brady gained possession and ran into the box before drilling a low strike into the net. The game had gone flat since United scored - maybe this is what the match needed.
20mins: Jake Livermore twice threatens but is denied by some bold defending. First, Yanga-Mbiwa throws himself in the way of the midfielder's shot then Fabricio Coloccini is there to block his second attempt. No wonder United have conceded just once in four games with commitment like that.
11mins - NEWCASTLE GOAL (1-0): Remy opens his Newcastle account on his full home debut with a close-range header. Moussa Sissoko put in most of the groundwork with a superb bustling run and a floated cross from the right towards Papiss Cisse, who mishit his shot but saw it drop perfectly for Remy to nod home.
8mins: At the other end, Sone Aluko tries his luck from distance for Hull and it's not a bad effort. However his team-mate Graham gets in the way to block it before it can begin to test Tim Krul.
7mins: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa steps out of the backline, leaving Danny Graham on the floor, before striking the ball towards goal from almost 45 yards. It's a hugely ambitious effort and it's way off target.
3mins: After a patient build-up from the Magpies, Loic Remy cuts inside from the left and shoots but his effort flies high into the Gallowgate end.
1min: Hull skipper Curtis Davies elects to attack towards the Leazes end in this first period after winning the toss, with Newcastle taking kick-off. The Tigers are in blue shirts, blue shorts and red socks - indeed, it looks a little bit like a France kit so hopefully none of United's Gallic players will get confused. Straight away, the Magpies go on the attack but Allan McGregor is out quickly to grab the ball as it's played over the top.
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy (Cheick Tiote 86), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye (Yoan Gouffran 62); Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse (Sylvain Marveaux 74), Loic Remy
Hull City (4-5-1): Allan McGregor; Ahmed Elmohamady, Curtis Davies (c), James Chester, Liam Rosenior; Sone Aluko, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Stephen Quinn (George Boyd 64), Robbie Brady (David Meyler 74); Danny Graham (Yannick Sagbo 84)
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Alex Bruce, Abdoulaye Faye, Nick Proschwitz
Referee: Martin Atkinson