Paul McShane: Relegation battle will be tight

Swansea City 3 Hull City 1: Hull defender Paul McShane admits the Premier League relegation battle is too close to call.

Paul McShane: Relegation battle will be tight

“There are going to be loads of twists and turns yet but we need to start picking up points quickly,” McShane said after Hull’s winless run stretched to five games at the Liberty Stadium. “I still have faith, you’ve got to, so we’re just going to keep going.”

McShane scored his first Premier League goal since December 2008 to halve Swansea’s 2-0 interval lead five minutes after the break.

But David Meyler was swiftly sent off for clattering into Swansea defender Kyle Naughton and Bafetimbi Gomis’ second goal of the game killed off Hull.

SWANSEA: Fabianski, Naughton (Rangel 56), Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki Sung-yueng, Cork (Dyer 65), Shelvey (Grimes 90), Routledge, Gomis, Sigurdsson

HULL CITY: McGregor, Dawson, Bruce (Diamé), McShane, Elmohamady, Ramírez (Quinn 30), Livermore, Meyler, Brady, N’Doye, Hernandez (Aluko 81).

Referee: Andre Marriner.

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