The fight for survival in the Premier League heightened over the weekend due to Sunderland’s unexpected away win against Everton earlier on today and it seems as though Hull City will be the club most affected.
Steve Bruce’s men welcomed a Burnley side hanging on at the tip of their fingers and as it turned out, even a victory at the KC Stadium wasn’t enough to save them for relegation due to results elsewhere.
Hull City went the closest in the first half with Robbie Brady reminding many of his dead-ball specialities by smashing the crossbar with a sensational effort. The hosts were certainly knocking on the door.
In what was a tedious first half, the tension levels were raised after the break with Burnley ensuring that they went down with a fight. As they won a corner whilst Hull City’s best header of the ball Michael Dawson was receiving treatment, Danny Ings responded sharpest to a loose ball in the box and slammed the ball into the back of the net.
Hull City piled on the pressure late on but were confronted by a resilient Burnley side, and when an in-swinging cross was missed by everyone, Tom Heaton had to be at full-stretch in order to prevent an equaliser.