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Middlesbrough edge Hull in EPL

dpa logodpa 5/12/2016 Simon Cambers

Hull have lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough in the English Premier League.

Middlesbrough have beaten Hull City 1-0, moving them out of the relegation zone in the English Premier League.

Gaston Ramirez headed the only goal of the game on the hour mark and Middlesbrough held on for only their fourth league win of the season.

The result moved Middlesbrough up to 13th, four points above the drop zone.

"We deserved to win, we had a lot of chances and all of the possession," Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka said.

"We were confident on the pitch and once we went ahead we had the experience to manage the game.

"I am really proud of the team. It is difficult to play in the Premier League.

"We have 15 points, we must keep going and working together. We have to fight with the teams in the relegation positions because we are a newly promoted team. We have done nothing yet."

Hull, who have now lost eight of their last 10 matches, remain second-bottom.

"We were short from an attacking point of view," manager Mike Phelan said. "Every time we played forwards we gave the ball away, we couldn't get up the field.

"Our lack of threat is down to the fact that we haven't got the firepower you need to compete at this level. We have injuries and suspensions and it is difficult to be an attacking force.

"Hopefully come January we will look different. We need that investment. We can't afford any more injuries, it is going to be a hard slog throughout Christmas. Our aim has always been to stay up and we are not adrift."

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