HULL HAUNTED BY LACK OF FIREPOWER
AFTER a week of turmoil at the Riverside, this was a crucial three points and a timely boost for Aitor Karanka’s side with an international break looming.
But it was obvious that this was a clash between two sides desperately low on confidence, and with an awful lot to lose.
For Hull, the defeat means Steve Bruce’s side have now taken just three points from their last five games, with only two goals scored.
It is a lack of firepower that is derailing City’s promotion challenge but they were good for a point in this clash and looked the better side for large parts of the second half.
For Boro, it was all about getting back to winning ways, although the performance was sloppy and they just don’t have the cohesion they had earlier in the season. If Hull had taken either of the two good chances that fell to Robert Snodgrass and Ahmed Elmohamady then you sense the home side would have struggled to get back into the contest.