Wenger: 'We had to fight - It took us time to get into the game'

Last updated : 19 December 2009 By Chris Parry

"We had to fight. It took us some time to get into the game and to find the pace.

"We didn't look very fresh in the first half. But we got in front in the second half, and if there was a turning it was the penalty they missed. The penalty looked really, really harsh but we scored straight away a second goal and had plenty of chances after that.

"We scored the first goal just before half-time and they had to come out in the second half.

"In the first-half they played in their half and were well organised and closed us down. We had to respond physically and we had a good response today.

"Denilson is not a free-kick specialist. He took it well. I thought he wanted to cross but he scored. It changed the game. It was difficult to see he stamped on the foot, but if he had gone, a player from Hull would have gone as well. Nothing happened in the tunnel."