Crystal Palace 0-2 Hull City: Steve Bruce bullish on survival bid

Crystal Palace v Hull City Steve Bruce Premier League

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Hull boss Steve Bruce was delighted with his side’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday and he is convinced the Tigers will beat the drop.

Two second-half goals from Dame N’Doye proved the difference as Hull ended a run of six games without a win.

The result leaves Bruce’s side 16th in the table and one point clear of the bottom three.

Bruce admits they need to pick up more points in their remaining five games if they are to retain their Premier League status but he feels if they can continue to perform as they did at Selhurst Park they will pull clear of danger – despite their unenviable run-in.

“If we think 31 points is enough then we’re far mistaken. We’ve still got five games to go, but we’re in a better position than we were this morning,” he said.

“We’ve now got four out of five at home against the big boys, but if we play like that then we know we’re capable of producing another couple of results.”

Hull are back in action on Tuesday when they host Liverpool and the Tigers are 4.00 to secure a second successive victory with the Reds installed as 1.95 favourites and the draw at 2.25.

Hull take on Arsenal, Spurs, Burnley and Manchester United in their final four games but they are at home in all but one of those, as they travel to White Hart Lane in the penultimate round of fixtures.

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