Steve Bruce offers verdict on entertaining Hull victory

Bruce post-Hull

Steve Bruce was full of praise for his side after they dismantled Hull City 5-2 at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.

The Baggies secured their first Sky Bet Championship win of the season courtesy of strikes from John Swift, Darnell Furlong, Karlan Grant, Dara O’Shea and an own goal scored by Tigers defender Callum Elder.

Albion produced plenty of eye-catching football and looked a threat throughout the afternoon, and Bruce says he’s really pleased to see the players finally earn a result their display deserved.

The boss said: “We’ve played really well today.

“We’ve played well against Middlesbrough, Watford and Blackburn, but it doesn’t matter how you fluff it up, you need results.

“We probably needed that type of goal, the own goal to kick-start us.

“You could see then that after that goal there was a little bit of confidence which started running through the team and it grew from there.

“We know that we’ve got some good players here, but we’ve got to be consistent with our performances.

“Overall, we controlled the game and we deserved the three points. I’m really pleased that we’ve got our first result.

“David Button made a big save at 0-0, pushing the ball onto the crossbar. Hull were a threat up front. They’ve got some really good attacking players. It was never going to be easy, no game ever is in this league.

“The Championship is a league which can be up and down and you’ve only got to look at some of the other results today to see that.

“It’s important to share the goals around and we’ve done that today. Some of our attacking work was very good. I thought we were a threat throughout.

“In terms of Dara O’Shea, I’ve said since I walked through the door that I think he’s captain material. His attitude is fantastic and he works so hard.

“He’s a future captain of this club for sure. I had no hesitation in giving him the armband.”

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