Berra admits Hull City’s class told as they beat Ipswich Town 1-0

Christophe Berra heads towards goal during the first half of the Ipswich Town v Hull City (Champions

Christophe Berra heads towards goal during the first half of the Ipswich Town v Hull City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 23 February 2016. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Christophe Berra admitted Hull City’s quality ultimately told, as the Championship leaders claimed a 1-0 win at Portman Road.

Mo Diame scored the only goal of the game just after the break and, a late Tommy Smith header wide aside, the Blues never really looked like responding.

Steve Bruce brought a side packed with multi-million pound players and used 11 full internationals in Suffolk, with Berra admitting Hull’s ability to take their chance ensured they left with the points.

“They’re top of the league for a reason, they are full of Premier League players and a lot of internationals too, so we were up against it,” he said.

“They started better than us without ever really creating anything apart from the free-kick Snodgrass hit which Bart made a good save from.

“We came back into it and hit the post, with another couple of half chances which, on another night, might have gone in.

“Obviously they started the second-half very quickly and, from our cross, they broke and the left back ran the majority of the length of the pitch to slip Diame in and he punished us.

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“It was a good finish from a good pass and on their behalf they will be thinking it’s a great goal but, on ours, we’ll be thinking we could have done better. Maybe we could have given a foul a way, a professional foul.

“For 10 minutes we were under a bit of pressure and we came back into it without either keeper needing to make a save.”

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