Steve Bruce: Hull City face 'big game' at Burnley, says manager

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Difficult night for Hull - Bruce

Hull City boss Steve Bruce says Saturday's fixture against relegation rivals Burnley is a "big game" after losing to Arsenal on Monday.

After boosting their survival hopes with back-to-back wins, the Tigers lost 3-1 to the Gunners to leave them 17th, one point above the relegation zone.

With Tottenham and Manchester United still to play, Bruce knows the visit of Burnley could be crucial.

"We've still got it all to do," he said.

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"The Burnley game is not going to keep us up or send us down. But it's a big game, we're aware of that, so a result would be good."

Hull rarely looked like getting a result against an Arsenal side that has been in superb form in 2015.

Prior to drawing with Chelsea in their previous Premier League game, they had won eight in a row and the Gunners looked to be back to their best as they dominated the first half at Hull.

Alexis Sanchez scored twice, with Aaron Ramsey also on the scoresheet, and Bruce said it became a case of damage limitation in the second half.

"One thing we wanted to do in the second half is make sure it's not one of those ridiculously horrible evenings," he added.

"When they have their tails up and are playing well, Arsenal are as good as any team in Europe.

"We stuck at it in difficult circumstances."

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