Hull City 1-0 Swansea Highlights
Hull City moved a substantial step closer to securing their Premier League status for another season after a hard-fought victory over Swansea City.
George Boyd’s towering header from Liam Rosenior’s cross gave Steve Bruce’s side a 39th-minute lead and the Tigers held on to move nine points clear of the bottom three with five games left.
But Swansea remain in the relegation mix after an impotent display.
The closest they came was a tame Jonjo Shelvey shot straight at Steve Harper.
The defeat means that Garry Monk’s side are still sweating over their top-flight future, albeit a cushion of six points means relegation remains a slim prospect.
Watch English Premier League match, Hull City Vs Swansea highlights here.
Venue: KC Stadium
Date: Saturday, 5 April, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
This will be their first Premier League meeting at Hull.
The Tigers are unbeaten in their last five home games against the Swans (W4, D1).
The last two games – both at Swansea – have ended 1-1.
Hull have lost four of their last five league matches.
Two thirds of their points this season have been earned at home.
The Tigers have only drawn one of their last 15 league matches (W4, D1, L10).
Hull only had five shots (including blocked efforts) against Stoke last weekend – their lowest figure in a Premier League match this season.
Nikica Jelavic has scored three goals in his last eight games for Hull.
Swansea have not won back-to-back Premier League games since December 2012.
They are on a 10-game winless run on their travels. Their last victory on the road in the Premier League came on 23 November (2-1 v Fulham).
Swansea’s win over Norwich last Saturday was their first in seven attempts (D3, L3).
Seven of Swansea’s eight Premier League victories this season have come against bottom-half opposition.
Michu’s assist against Norwich last time out was just the fourth Premier League goal he’s been involved in this season (two goals, two assists).
Wilfried Bony’s first eight Premier League goals were scored at the Liberty Stadium, but his last three have come on the road.