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Saturday 3 December 2016

Hull boss Bruce says 'gloom' has lifted after beating Foxes

Claudio Ranieri (R) manager of Leicester City and Steve Bruce manager of Hull City
Claudio Ranieri (R) manager of Leicester City and Steve Bruce manager of Hull City

Steve Bruce believes the "doom and gloom" around Hull is beginning to lift after making it through to their first-ever League Cup quarter-final.

The past six months have been topsy-turvy at the KC Stadium after their latest two-year dalliance with top-flight football came to an end.

However, City look well placed to make an immediate return to the Premier League and extended their unbeaten run to a ninth match in all competitions against Premier League high-fliers Leicester on Tuesday. The League Cup last-16 tie went the distance by the Humber, with the hosts triumphing on penalties after back-up goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic denied Riyad Mahrez from the spot.

It takes Hull into the uncharted territory and leaves the fans dreaming of a return to Wembley following last year's FA Cup final appearance.

"Look, if you can get a home draw then that's all you can be thankful for," City boss Bruce said. "If you're going to go onto a cup final or cup semi-final, then you have to play who you have to play."

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