Hull City boss pleased despite Man City thumping

Hull City boss Steve Bruce insists he was proud of the character his side showed in Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City.

The Tigers succumbed to a 4-2 defeat to the Citizens despite first coming back from two goals down.

However, Bruce felt his side gave a good account of themselves and had no complaints with the end result.

“We had an awful 10-15 minutes at the start and it shows character that they rolled their sleeves up and got back into it,” he said.

“For a good hour after that it could have gone either way. We weren’t quite good enough but we gave it a right good go and against a quality team like them that’s all you can ask for.

“City are a class act. They want to go and beat you, they want to go and give every team a hammering and they’ve got the players to go that.

“Sergio Aguero, Edin Dezeko and David Silva, in particular, are wonderful footballers and they’ll give every team problems.”