Joy for Brown after vital win

04 October 2009 05:45
Hull manager Phil Brown admitted his side had claimed a "big three points" by beating Wigan.[LNB] The Tigers claimed only their second win of the Barclays Premier League season as second-half goals from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Geovanni secured a 2-1 win at the KC Stadium. Scott Sinclair set up a tense finish with an 87th-minute reply but Hull held on to ease the pressure on Brown.[LNB] Hull had won just two of their previous 29 games in the league and were thrashed 6-1 at Liverpool last week. Brown said: "It's a big three points for everyone's confidence, everyone's mentality."[LNB] He added: "We had to get back to the basics of being difficult to play against. It is getting both ends of the field right and today I thought we got the majority right. [LNB] "I'm pleased for Jan, getting his first goal for the club, and the little magician has got himself another goal."[LNB] Brown called his squad in for extra training after the loss at Anfield and worked them hard throughout the week.[LNB] He added: "It was not just the performance but the week's work. It gained its reward by being not nice to play against.[LNB] "They have worked hard this week. Privileges were taken away, not petulantly, but they were just taken away.[LNB] "You have to earn the right to anything you get in the game and I think we got away from that."

Source: Eurosport