Steve Bruce: 'Hull City deserved victory'

Steve Bruce the Hull City manager and Harry Redknapp the QPR manager look on Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Hull City at Loftus Road on August 16, 2014
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Hull City boss Steve Bruce insists that his team deserved their narrow opening-day victory at QPR in the Premier League on Saturday.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has claimed that his team deserved their 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League.

The Tigers earned a narrow opening-day victory at Loftus Road on Saturday thanks to James Chester's header on 52 minutes.

QPR had the chance to claim a point late on, but Charlie Austin's penalty was saved by Allan McGregor.

"Well we knew it was never going to be easy. A newly-promoted club, a few new signings, all the hype of their first game of the season, and we've come away and we've won one which is always a great start," Bruce told Sky Sports News.

"It took us a while to get going, I have to be honest, but second half in particular we just about edged it."

Hull continue their Europa League campaign on Thursday when they play Lokeren in Belgium.

James Chester #5 of Hull City is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Hull City at Loftus Road on August 16, 2014
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