Sport Steve Bruce celebrates Hull City’s Premier Legaue return

Five minutes is all it took for realism to reign at the KC Stadium. Steve Bruce had been talking about one of the strangest days in Championship history with pride and gusto before his attitude changed – and a new focus on the task in hand came to the fore.

Hull City: potential transfer targets

A few weeks ago Phil Brown was on the verge of being sacked and relegation looked inevitable. How things can change.

Beattie given until window opens to save Stoke career

James Beattie will be allowed to leave Stoke City next month unless the striker can rediscover the form that made him such an instant hit when he joined the club for £3.5m from Sheffield United in January.

Brown optimistic Bullard can still help Hull

Phil Brown is optimistic Jimmy Bullard will play a key role in Hull's Barclays Premier League survival fight after the midfielder was ruled out until the new year yesterday.

Bullard facing four months out

Jimmy Bullard, the Hull midfielder, will learn today whether his season is all but over, following the knee injury which saw him leave Villa Park in tears during his side's 3-0 defeat on Saturday.

Hull focus on welfare of Bullard after injury

Aston Villa 3 Hull City 0

Tears for Bullard add to holes in Hull

Aston Villa 3 Hull City 0: Masterful Milner makes case for World Cup berth but Jimmy's England hopes are in doubt after yet another knee injury

Football in Brief: Hughes unafraid to use Adebayor for Carling Cup tie against Arsenal

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has no doubts about Emmanuel Adebayor's mindset ahead of Arsenal's arrival for the Carling Cup quarter-final tomorrow.

Hughes haunted by lack of wins and spectre of Hiddink

Manchester City 1 Hull City 1

Carrick praises in-form Fletcher

England star Michael Carrick hailed Manchester United team-mate Darren Fletcher as one of the best midfielders in the land after his fine finish began a 3-0 defeat of Everton.

Bullard's class sparks Hull as 'crazy game' brings hope

Hull City 3 West Ham United 3

Bullard's classy rescue act gets Brown bullish

Hull City 3 West Ham United 3

Bullard tells of elation at Hull return

I loved every minute, says midfielder of home debut after 10 months on sidelines

Hull players behind Brown says Bullard

Hull's players proved they are firmly behind Phil Brown as they bought their manager precious breathing space with a superb performance and victory.

Schwarzer's heroics defy Wigan blitz

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Hull's late winner buys Brown time

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