Steve Bruce’s Hull responded to their horror show against Bolton with a
rampant attacking display against his former club Birmingham City to move
back into the automatic promotion places with a 5-2 victory.
It led Lee Clark, the Birmingham manager, to describe Bruce as “the best
manager outside the Premier League”.
Bruce recently recruited forwards George Boyd and Gedo, who scored two apiece
here, and those signings appear to have rectified Hull’s occasional lack of
punch in the final third.
“We all had nightmares about last week,” Bruce said about the 4-1 defeat at
the Reebok. “The one thing you want is a response. Last week was a bit of a
We got a response. If there’s been a better home debut than George Boyd’s then
I haven’t seen it. He oozes ability.”