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Brown taking the positives

28 Dec 2009 - 11:12:50

Manager Phil Brown has urged his Hull City players to learn the lessons of a 3-1 defeat at home to reigning Premier League champions Manchester United.

The Tigers are still deep in trouble near the foot of the table, but Brown saw reasons to be positive in the performance against the Red Devils.

He commented: "When we got the equaliser it was not one-way traffic - because it is never one-way traffic with Man United - but we certainly were rattling them and causing them one or two problems.

"We were pushing for a winner, you can't stop the boys pushing for a winner from a corner, but we switched off on the edge of the box and about ten seconds later the ball was in the back of the net.

"We were facing an uphill battle at half-time. We climbed it but then gave ourselves a mountain to climb at the end.

"But it was a good performance. The level of performance and commitment we showed at times gives you a lot of heart, especially in the situation we are in.

"We need that level of performance and commitment at Bolton on Tuesday."


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