Steve Bruce admits Hull were reduced to damage limitation against rampant Arsenal side

first_imgHull City manager Steve Bruce admitted his side turned their attentions to damage limitation in stages during the second half after being comfortably beaten 3-1 by Arsenal.Two goals from Alexis Sanchez and another from Aaron Ramsey completed the damage in a devastating first half performance at the KC Stadium, with Hull’s consolation coming through Stephen Quinn’s header.Hull are a point and a place above the drop zone after the defeat but have a superior goal difference than relegation rivals Sunderland and Newcastle, and Bruce believes their goal tally could prove a decisive factor.“One thing we wanted to do in the second half is make sure it’s not one of those ridiculously horrible evenings. We stuck at it in difficult circumstances,” said the Tigers’ boss.“You’re torn. You want to chase the game and make an impression but you don’t want to leave yourselves wide open.”The Tigers face basement club Burnley on Saturday in a crunch game which will have huge implications towards both clubs’ top flight status, but Bruce remained relaxed about the importance of the encounter.He said: “It’s not going to keep us up or send us down. But we’ve still got it all to do.“It’s a big game. We’re aware of that so a result would be good.”Hull know another defeat to the Clarets could be fatal to their hopes of retaining their top flight status, particularly with matches against Tottenham and Manchester United in their final two games of the season. Steve Bruce 1last_img

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