TIGERS WILL TAKE SOME TAMING, SAYS NEIL
HULL CITY..........2 Bruce’s boys go marching on
IT’S not often you can call Neil Warnock magnanimous, let alone a good loser. But after seeing his Leeds side torn to shreds by the Tigers, the 64-year-old wasted no time in tipping his tormentors for the Premier League.
Hull have won five of their six games in December to storm into the automatic promotion places.
And after goals from Corry Evans and Sunderland loanee David Meyler capped an eyecatching display of dominant pass-and-move football, Warnock – promoted seven times in his career – reckons they’ll be staying there.
“Hull are where they are on merit,” said Warnock.“They are by far the best organised side in the league. I remember reading a couple of weeks ago that Huddersfield never had a shot on target and I understand why now. It’s not just us.
“But it’s not just the system, it’s the desire. They don’t give goals away and they’ll always create chances with players like Aluko. It’s a good recipe for success and it’s why I’d be very surprised if they got overtaken.
“We were outplayed and outmuscled. It’s hard to take, but there aren’t many Hull Citys in this league – they’ll take points home and away and they’ve got so much intimida- tion in the stands here that they’ll get a few decisions too. Good luck to them.”
Hull boss Steve Bruce was happy to take the praise, albeit with a dose of realism.
“Neil’s a talented manager who’s got a lot of teams promoted so it’s a nice compliment,” he said. “But this time 12 months ago I was out of work so you can’t take anything for granted.
“It’s only half way and we need to keep the momentum going. January will be a big month. We need to tie up the loan players we’ve got because those boys have been superb.
“But yes, I’m very pleased with how things have gone. Some of our football was superb and I really enjoyed watching us.You’d pay money to come and watch Sone Aluko wouldn’t you? He’s just a fantastic young footballer.”
Hull kept the ball beautifully, passing with precision, pulling Leeds out of shape and attacking both through the middle and from out wide.
The mesmeric Aluko pulled strings that lesser players wouldn’t even see, his quick feet and nimble mind too elu-