Burnley 0 Hull City 1: Stephen Quinn goal lifts Tigers to second in Championship
HULL City are back up to second in the Championship table after a crucial 1-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor.
Stephen Quinn’s 66th-minute strike settled matters in a tense game of very few clear-cut chances.
The Irish midfielder was set up by substitute Jay Simpson just minutes after his introduction following a great ball in to him by fellow sub Robert Koren.
The Tigers’ ninth away win of the season, only their second away from the KC since Christmas, took them two points above Watford and into the automatic promotion places, three points off leaders Cardiff.
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Steve Bruce's made a cagey start in a first-half display which outlined their need not to concede.
With Alex Bruce playing a holding role in midfield, City set their stall out to be resolute from the off.
It worked too as they restricted the Clarets to just one real shot in the opening 45 minutes, a long-range effort from Ross Wallace which was tipped away by City keeper David Stockdale.
City’s best efforts came from George Boyd, who saw his shot blocked just before half-time, and a cross from Stephen Quinn which Gedo could not quite get on the end of.
But Quinn broke the deadlock midway through the second half to warm the hearts of the 356 City supporters who braved a chilly night in Lancashire.
Bruce praised his side for grinding out the win.
He said: "It wasn't a pretty game, but that one bit of class has won us an important three points."