HULL, England (AP) — Hull moved even closer to ensuring its Premier League survival with a 1-0 win against Swansea on Saturday following George Boyd's first-half header.
Swansea might have equalized but for a lack of cutting edge as the hosts appeared to be casting their minds ahead to next weekend's FA Cup semifinal against League One side Sheffield United at Wembley.
Hull scored after 39 minutes, thanks to Liam Rosenior's superb cross from the right. His delivery to the back post was set up for midfielder Boyd to direct his header back across Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm.
Now 12th, Hull's 10th league win of the season lifted the club to 36 points — nine points from the relegation zone.