Hull boss happy to win ugly
Hull boss Steve Bruce was content to claim all three points
against Burnley, even if the match was a turn-off.
There was little on show in sub-zero temperatures to warm the
cockles of a sparse crowd, but Stephen Quinn finished off a smart
move in the 66th minute to Bruce’s relief.
“It was never going to be pretty on the type of night,” Bruce,
whose side moved into second place, said.
“It was a horrible hard evening but if you’re going to be
successful and win leagues then you’ve got to sometimes come to
places like this on a horrible
night and get something. That’s what we’ve done.”
Following three consecutive defeats away from home, conceding
four apiece at Bolton and Crystal Palace in their last two, Bruce
was pleased to see resilience return to Hull’s play.
“We wanted to make sure there was a determination about us not
to concede and we reminded a few what their jobs are,” he
“Before those two games, that’s what we’ve built our season on –
we’ve played some wonderful football but defensively, up until a
week ago, we had the second best defensive record in the
“That’s why we’ve got to the top because we haven’t scored
“So we just needed reminding of what we’re about and what we’re
trying to do. We were a bit more like it tonight.”