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James Crawley writes

Posted Thursday, October 25th 2018

We deserved the win - Johnson

Lee Johnson believes City’s never say die attitude helped them overcome a struggling Hull City side at Ashton Gate on Wednesday night.

City were dominant for large spells but just when a 0-0 draw looked to be on the cards, Famara Diédhiou’s header in the 93rd minute sealed victory.

The result means Johnson’s side have now won their last two games, heading into their home clash with Stoke City in three days’ time.

“I think we kept going for sure, the never say die attitude was there,” Johnson told BCTV.

“Our subs gave us a new lease of life and we deserved the win. It was a really tough game but we knew it would be, we studied the opposition of course.

“I felt we needed another man in the middle early on and once we did that we limited their breaks, which is where they looked dangerous.

“It was a hard-fought game, they are fighting for their lives with good players, they still have parachute payments and have much more experience than us.

"I think we kept going for sure, the never say die attitude was there...our subs gave us a new lease of life and we deserved the win."

Lee Johnson

“I was delighted with the boys today considering I personally knew how tough a game that was [going to be].

“You always believe. From the 75th minutes you become a cheerleader – there’s not an awful lot of tactical work apart from substitutions. Then it’s about heart, filling the lungs and being controlled.

“If I had a criticism it would be two things: one, we didn’t control the final third and we could have been more comfortable and secondly, they tried to give me a heart attack!

“In the last few minutes we could have killed the game off a little bit better as we did at Brentford but we’re a new team who are learning.

“That was brilliant for the boys because when you get wins like that it brings the group closer together, you have that foundation to dig into and the next time it happens you can see the result repeated.”

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