After last week’s horror show at home to Newcastle, Steve Bruce’s men served up a timely reminder that the Hull City squad has the spirit and ability to stay in the Premier League with a highly creditable point at champions Manchester City.
In a particularly Blue-centric account of the afternoon, the Guardian’s Jamie Jackson steadfastly refused to give the Tigers any credit, instead describing the home side’s first half display as ‘a contender for their poorest of the season’.
Perversely, the Manchester Evening News were far more generous in their praise of the away side’s performance.
Post match, Paul McShane discussed his fall-out with Steve Bruce, and revealed that the pair now hold no grudges.
The gloomy mood disappeared in this week’s City fan sites write ups, as Amber Nectar’s Andy Dalton delighted in the turnaround in Tiger fortunes. City Independent praised a ‘heroic performance’ from Steve Bruce’s men.
But will they be Steve Bruce’s men much longer? Not if you believe the Sunday Mirror, who went big on a story claiming Fulham are hoping to tempt the Tigers boss to west London with a bumper £15m contract.