Hull City put an end to their miserable home form as they produced one of the narrow football results of the weekend in the Championship. Allahyar Sayyadmanesh opened the scoring for the hosts in the eighth minute before Lewie Coyle doubled their lead three minutes later. Adam Flint pulled one back for the visitors in the 81st minute but they did little to trouble the hosts for the rest of the game.
Hull’s Shota Arveladze: “Now we can say definitely (Hull are staying up), it’s good. It’s lovely and it’s good for the coach and the players – it was great for us and them. The first half was absolutely good. In the second half, we gave the ball away a little bit but we have to give credit to them for changing the system. Sometimes, mistakes cost you games, but this time we took our chances and the mistake we made didn’t cost us the game. We had similar games when we got nothing. This was the opposite. We closed well, got our chances and we could have killed the game early in the second half.”
Cardiff’s Steve Morison: “I’m not going to focus on it (the first half). I want to focus on the second half because I don’t want to create any unnecessary headlines. We did a hell of a lot better in the second half. Did we deserve anything from it? Maybe on the balance of chances, yes. I’m really pleased with the second half – the lads carried out our orders in the second half. Take the first 10 minutes out of the game and we got it to spot on – it’s just so annoying that it goes so wrong so quickly. You play this sport to love winning and you find it really difficult to be positive about losing.”
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