Hull City grab vital win in Premier League survival scrap

  • Hull City grab vital win in Premier League survival scrap

Hull City grab vital win in Premier League survival scrap

"There's a lot of football to be played", he said.

"We got three important points, of course I am happy", Hull manager Marco Silva.

On Saturday, Silva, who had left his "super sub" on the bench again as he settled for a one-striker approach, had no hesitation in turning to Niasse once Hull looked to be running out of ideas around the hour mark.

He continued: "Oumar scored two goals, but he worked well with Abel who was with him to create the two goals".

"He's one player to come here and help us. We improved some things in the second half and I think it was a fair result in the end". The Swans struggled with the injuries that piled up during the game, particularly when Llorente went off as we struggled for an outlet up top.

Then he lashed home a bouncing ball which Ahmed Elmohamady had threaded into the box to seal three precious points for his side despite Alfie Mawson's injury time consolation.

Bournemouth will be without Tyrone Mings when they host West Ham United on Saturday as the defender begins a five-match ban after being charged with violent conduct for a clash with Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic last weekend.

Huddlestone's low shot early in the second half was comfortably gathered by Fabianski as Hull showed more urgency, but the home side were given a huge let-off in the 54th minute. "I didn't think we were anywhere near safe [before the match] and we are not anywhere near safe now".

Andre Ayew thought he had grabbed a point for the Hammers seven minutes from time but King pounced late to complete his hat-trick and nudge the Cherries closer to safety.

Michail Antonio had given the Hammers the lead moments after King splayed his spot-kick wide, then King equalised before Benik Afobe dribbled Bournemouth's second spot-kick straight at Darren Randolph.

Swansea have also been rejuvenated since changing managers at the start of the year, as they have won five of their eight top-flight games since Paul Clement was appointed as boss.

PREMIER LEAGUE squads are bigger than ever these days, meaning plenty of players get forgotten in the stands.

Martinez's replacement Ronald Koeman liked Niasse even less and he was sent to play with Everton's under-23s.