Hull City 0 Crystal Palace 0: Stockdale saves dominant Tigers at the last
Hull City have been held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace - despite dominating for much of this evening's match at the KC Stadium.
The Tigers out-played second-placed Palace, but were unable to convert a host of chances.
And they had David Stockdale to thank when his fine stop in the dying seconds kept out Wilfried Zaha and saved a point.
Robert Koren had the best chance for the Tigers midway through the first half but blasted over from six yards out with the goal at his mercy.
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The draw sees City drop a place to sixth in the npower Championship, while Ian Holloway's Eagles stay a point behind leaders Cardiff, who were held at Derby, after failing to find the net for the first time this season.
City went close to making the breakthrough in the third minute, but Koren and David Meyler could not get on the end of a dangerous Robbie Brady ball that fizzed across the six-yard box and out of play.
Palace responded and on-loan Fulham goalkeeper Stockdale had to be alert to stop an angled drive from Yannick Bolasie.
Koren – making his 100th appearance for the club – was guilty of missing a glorious chance to make his side's dominance count in the 24th minute.
Ahmed Elmohamady's persistence on the right saw him deliver a cross that fell to the influential midfielder just six yards out, but he leant back and blazed the ball over the top.
The Hull captain was aggrieved not to be given a penalty when his blocked shot rebounded on to a Palace's defender's hand in the box before Stephen Quinn volleyed wide in the 35th minute.
City started the second half where they left off in the first and Julian Speroni had to parry a Quinn shot to safety, while Sone Aluko curled a 25-yard free-kick just over.
The Tigers kept knocking on the door and Quinn wasted another chance, flicking an Elmohamady cross wide, before Koren failed to breach the defences of Speroni.
Hull were fortunate not be reduced to 10 men with 14 minutes remaining when last man Brady was only booked for bringing down Zaha 25 yards out.
Bolasie had a chance two minutes from time, but he shot wide after latching onto an under-hit Elmohamady back pass, while Speroni, diving to his right, produced a wonderful save to deny substitute Aaron Mclean moments later.
Zaha almost snatched the three points for Palace deep into stoppage time after bamboozling McShane, but Stockdale was on hand to deny him.