Hull City 1 Swansea City 0: Steve Bruce hails Tigers’ spirit
Hull City 1 Swansea City 0: Steve Bruce hails his side's fighting spirit after win takes them closer to top-flight survival
Steve Bruce hailed Hull City’s “spirit and determination” after watching his side take a big step towards Premier League survival with victory over Swansea City.
George Boyd netted the eventual winner at the KC Stadium with a towering header from Liam Rosenior’s cross in the 39th minute.
We’ve had to dig deep because it’s the first season in the Premier League for a lot of them
The win moved the Tigers up to 12th place in the table and nine points above the relegation zone – and Bruce was thrilled with his side’s performance.
“Mathematically we’re not safe but it was a big giant step towards it,” Hughes told Sky Sports.
“It’s a huge win for us and it gives us a little bit of breathing space again.
“There’s a fierce determination and I think that resilience, that determination to hang on the something, we’ve done that remarkable well.
“I’ve seen that in leaps and bounds this season to get where we are. We’ve had to dig deep because it’s the first season in the Premier League for a lot of them.
“But the one thing you can’t argue with is that they’ve got a spirit amongst them that is terrific.”