Barmby delighted with Tigers form

Wed, 14 Mar 09:40:33 2012

Hull manager Nicky Barmby was full of praise for his side after they extended their unbeaten npower Championship run to 10 matches and moved into the play-off positions with a 3-0 victory at rivals Cardiff.

A sixth-minute own goal by Cardiff full-back Kevin McNaughton as well as second half strikes from James Chester and Aaron McLean allowed the East Yorkshire side to jump into the top six.

Barmby said: "It's a good win for us. I'm really pleased with the way we played and the fact we came to Cardiff, scored three goals and kept a clean sheet against a side with a lot of attacking players."

He added: "On the whole, it was the best performance of our run. We have had some good 45 minutes such as against Leeds United but I asked the players to make sure we weren't sloppy in the second half or vice-versa.

"We needed to put it together and we finally did it. Some of our football, the chances we created and the movement of our front players was pleasing. We caused them a lot of problems."

Cardiff defender Ben Turner had a headed goal disallowed in the 40th minute for an infringement on Hull goalkeeper Vito Mannone at a corner and home boss Mackay was not happy with the decision.

He said: "Ben's disallowed goal was a horrendous decision by the assistant referee.

"It was incredible and I will send the DVD clip into the Football Association because the officials need to become better.

"But then it is the same official who gave the third goal. I have seen it again and he was at least a yard offside. It was another horrendous decision.

"People will see the scoreline and think we have been torn apart but it wasn't the case."


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