English Premiership

Hull lose, relegation fears mount

2015-05-05 07:53
Steve Bruce (AP Photo)

Cape Town - Arsenal all but sealed Champions League qualification for an 18th successive season after they eased past relegation-threatened Hull City 3-1 in the Premier League on Monday.

Steve Bruce's Hull had beaten Crystal Palace and Liverpool in their previous two matches but this defeat meant they slipped a place to 17th, going below Leicester on goal difference.

However, Hull are still a point above the relegation zone heading into Saturday's match at home to bottom-of-the-table Burnley, who need a win at the KC Stadium to avoid being demoted to the second-tier Championship.

"We have to respond," said Hull manager Bruce.

"We have to dust ourselves down and get ready for the weekend and the next few games because we are still in there with a shout (of avoiding relegation).

"It (the Burnley game) is not going to keep us up or send us down because there are still two games after that. We still have it all to do and it is a big game, we are aware of that."


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