Thursday 19 October 2017

Silva refusing to get carried away

Hull City 3 Bournemouth 1

Hull City manager Marco Silva looks dejected. Photo: Reuters
Hull City manager Marco Silva looks dejected. Photo: Reuters

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Hull head coach Marco Silva was in no mood to bask in the glory of his side's first Premier League win in more than two months after seeing them beat Bournemouth 3-1.

Striker Abel Hernandez struck in either half as Hull hit back from a wretched start, having conceded an early penalty which was converted by Junior Stanislas. Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings' own goal after the break gave Hull a two-goal cushion and, in Silva's first league game in charge, they won for the first time in 10 top-flight matches to climb off the foot of the table.

AFC Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings (left) scores an own goal. Photo: PA
AFC Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings (left) scores an own goal. Photo: PA

But Silva was already looking forward to another busy week on the training field and in the transfer market.

"I'm happy, but we have a lot of work to do in the next few weeks," the Portuguese said. "We'll try to find solutions for our squad because we need to improve. I'm happy because we need to win games and it was my first game in the Premier League."

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was disappointed his side failed to capitalise on their flying start after Stanislas buried a third-minute spot-kick.

"We were dominant for the first half-hour - it was the perfect start for us. We were in control of the game," Howe said.

Bournemouth's Artur Boruc in action with Hull City's Abel Hernandez. Photo: Reuters
Bournemouth's Artur Boruc in action with Hull City's Abel Hernandez. Photo: Reuters

"I just felt we didn't really go for the throat. I felt we were content with one (goal) and the flow of the game changed when they equalised.

"From that moment we never really got control back."

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