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Bruce hails Hull display

Hull City boss Steve Bruce was full of praise for his side after they lost the FA Cup final 3-2 to Arsenal after extra-time.

The Tigers put in a sterling display at Wembley and raced into a two-goal lead after just nine minutes as James Chester and then Curtis Davies struck.

Santi Cazorla's free-kick on 17 minutes brought Arsenal back into the game and they took the match into extra-time when Laurent Koscielny converted from close-range after 71 minutes.

Then Hull's hearts were broken with Aaron Ramsey firing home a very good finish with just 11 minutes of extra-time remaining.

"On another day we could have won it but in the end we didn't have enough," said Bruce.

"We are totally disappointed because it could have been one of those memorable FA Cup wins where the underdog goes and wins it.

"In terms of effort, endeavour and determination you couldn't fault them to a man. Proud? Of course I am. They were magnificent."