Sep 27, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​The KCOM Stadium
Hull City
Man CityManchester City
Mangala (21' og.), Hernandez (32' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-2)
Aguero (7'), Dzeko (11', 68'), Lampard (87')
Mangala (31'), Clichy (84')

Steve Bruce praises Hull City's bravery

Steve Bruce manager of Hull City reacts during the Hull City v KSC Lokeren UEFA Europa League Qualifying Play-Off match at the KC Stadium on August 28, 2014
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Hull City boss Steve Bruce praises his side's bravery after their 4-2 reverse to Manchester City.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has praised the bravery of his side as they lost 4-2 to Manchester City at the KC Stadium.

The Tigers fought back from two goals down before Edin Dzeko and Frank Lampard struck to give the champions the points away from home, but Bruce was quick to highlight the positive aspects of his players' display.

Bruce told reporters after the game: "We were brave or stupid to play two up top. I thought 'we're at home let's give it a go'. They nearly blew us away in the first 10 minutes. Maybe we showed them too much respect.

"We've conceded four and not done that badly. Sometimes you have to hold your hand up and say you have been beaten by the better team.

"We were brave and it nearly came off."

The defeat leaves the Tigers 14th in the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates with team-mates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester City at KC Stadium on September 27, 2014
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