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Bruce hails Hull's resilience

Hull City boss Steve Bruce hailed his side's resilience as they came from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw at Fulham.

Bruce's side showed great battling spirit as late goals from Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long cancelled out goals from Ashkan Dejagah and Fernando Amorebieta to earn Hull an unlikely point.

The draw leaves Hull six points clear of the bottom three and Bruce was delighted with the response from his side as they recovered from conceding two goals in three second-half minutes.

"I mean we have had a really tough 12 minutes when conceded two goals and I am scratching my head thinking really this is ridiculous because in the first half well for me I think we've had two penalties - one for Huddlestone and one for Long and we haven't got that and you start thinking is it going to be one of those days," Bruce told Sky Sports

"Of course Fulham were a bit nervous and a bit edgy and you could feel it all round the place and we needed to keep hold of the ball which I thought we did terrifically well in the first half.

"Second half they have gone for it, gone four up top and all of sudden we are 2-0 down.

"As usual with the team where we are and what we have gone though this year they've responded again, we've responded in the right way.

"It's not often you come from two goals down, but if any team is going to do it then these have got a chance to do it."

Despite being six points clear of the drop zone Bruce is refusing to take Premier League safety for granted, but hailed his side's achievements so far this term

Asked if his team were safe from relegation, Bruce said: "It might be tomorrow we will look at the games.

"It has been a fantastic season to get this far, to be 13th in the division with three games to go and we have got a cup final to look forward which is never easy when you are trying to focus on the Premier League, but again they have shown resilience to get something out of the game."