Pearson down after defeat

29 September 2010 12:00
Hull boss Nigel Pearson was left immensely disappointed with his side's display after they were thrashed 4-0 by Burnley at Turf Moor. Chris Iwelumo and Chris Eagles both scored twice as the Clarets claimed their biggest win since the final day of their promotion season in 2009. Pearson, whose Tigers team had not conceded in 279 minutes of Championship football prior to the game, said: "It was a shocking performance and we'd kept three clean sheets prior to that and looked harder to beat. It's very disappointing." Asked where it went wrong, Pearson replied: "Where do you want to start? They didn't have to work hard enough for their goals, we didn't stop crosses, didn't track runners. "At the start of the second half we go another two goals behind inside nine minutes so it becomes a damage-limitation exercise. "Quite frankly I'm not happy about the performance but it's my team and my responsibility."

Source: PA