27 - Pinto climbs to head away a direct pass, finding Murphy.
28 - Thumped away for a City throw on halfway.
28 - Klose feeds into Jerome. Out left to Olsson.
29 - Dorrans out right to Pinto, then back to him. Patient from City.
30 - Pinged across the pitch by Martin for Olsson. He crosses deep, flicked away for a City throw.
31 - United with a spell on the ball at the moment.
31 - Martin clears from inside his box before blocking a shot. Olsson tackled as he tries to carry out of defence. City throw.
32 - Pritchard does brilliantly to bring a ball down before flicking forward for Murphy. City continue to attack and Jerome takes up possession; curling just wide of the post from outside the box.
33 - Pritchard snakes in from the left but can't keep the ball under his control as he moves into the box.
34 - Strange moment there as Hoolahan plays a through-ball, which is sent behind for a corner somewhat needlessly...
34 - Hoolahan takes it down in the box. Finds Jerome, who sidesteps his man but sees his low shot cleared.
35 - Hoolahan drifts in a cross from the left after Klose wins it in an attacking area. Cleared away.
36 - Speculative shot from Vaulks. Comfortable for McGovern.
37 - Tettey down with an injury. He immediately gets up and tries to help his team defensively, but isn't moving too comfortably.
38 - Klose powers right to Pinto but too much on it. Out for a United throw.
39 - The game is meandering towards the interval a little here...
39 - Ward brings a ball down before firing towards goal. Wide.
40 - Almost another superb goal from City, with Pritchard at the heart once more.
40 - He slips Murphy through with a delicate pick-out but the United defender gets back just in time to nick the ball away.
42 - Martin lofts over the top for Murphy. Camp rushes off his line to claim.
43 - Klose towers above his man to head a bouncing ball out for a throw.
43 - Long throw sent in. Martin hacks away for another throw.
44 - City deal with it well, resulting in a goal-kick.
@SurreyCanary: Had a few chances. 2-0 would probably be about fair, on balance. It is what it is though!
45 - Jerome caught as he contests a high-ball. United free-kick but the City frontman down for a few seconds...
45 - One minute to be added.
45 - Klose up to head a ball sent in from deep out for a throw.
45 - Sent out for another one, which will be sent long once more.
45 - All the way through for a goal-kick and that's the first half done with.
HALF-TIME | NCFC 1-0 RUFC
City take a one-goal lead into the break then, thanks to Hoolahan's composed finish following great work from Pritchard.
They've largely dominated the ball and created a few chances to extend their advantage, but it's still all to play for in the second half.
Your assessment of that opening 45 minutes?
City back out for the second half.
They're unchanged for the second half.