As expected, Hull City brushed aside the threat from a decent Arsenal side at the Emirates Stadium this evening, eventually running out 2-1 winners to climb to sixth in the Premiership.
The home side huffed and puffed for the first 30 minutes, and even had the audacity to take the lead just after the break, but Hull's superior workrate and determination saw them through, despite a nervous last ten minutes.
It was Hull's second away win of the season, after a similar score at crisis-hit Newcastle two weeks ago, and Phil Brown's men travel to bottom side Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 5th October, where they will be favourites to pick up another three points to keep pace with early leaders Chelsea.
Hull were promoted last May, via the end-of-season play-offs, and were most people's favourites to go straight back to the Championship, but boss Phil Brown has put a good side together, and has set them a target to finish in the top four, in a Champions League spot.
Said Brown after today's game:
"The lads did well. We're going to get games like this, where workmanlike teams throw everything at us, but, with the talent and ability we have at the club, we know we can win every game, and that's what we'll be aiming for."
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