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The Premier League Table Since Marco Silva Arrived Makes For Incredible Reading

The Premier League Table Since Marco Silva Arrived Makes For Incredible Reading

At the turn of the year, not many people would have given Hull City a hope of avoiding relegation to the Championship.

The Tigers had endured a wretched run under Mike Phelan and decided to part company with the former Manchester United assistant manager at the beginning of the year.

Enter former Olympiacos and Sporting CP coach Marco Silva.

In the intervening three months since the Portuguese manager took over at the KC Stadium, Hull have gone from relegation dead certs to being in with a fighting chance of survival, having escaped the drop zone following last night's 4-2 victory over fellow relegation candidates Middlesbrough.

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Silva has had plenty to smile about since taking over at Hull, in January. Images: PA

Silva has guided Hull to six victories in 11 league games, including a 2-0 scalp of Liverpool and precious victories over several of the teams currently surrounding them in the bottom six such as 'Boro, Swansea City and West Ham United.

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In fact, if you were to put together a Premier League table based on the last 11 games since the 39-year-old took over at the KC Stadium, Hull would be in the Champions League places, behind only Tottenham, Chelsea and Everton.

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Thanks to last night's 4-2 victory over Middlesbrough, Hull have moved into 17th place, leapfrogging Swansea City, who succumbed to a 3-1 home defeat to Spurs at the Liberty Stadium.

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Can The Tigers' newfound momentum under Silva continue throughout the rest of the season?

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Things have suddenly started looking up for the Tigers in the past three months. Can they stay up, though? Images: PA

With difficult away games against Manchester City and Stoke City approaching in the next couple of weeks, the former Sporting manager will be hoping his troops can muster the same heroic performances that has seen them turn surefire relegation into a bona fide chance of Premier League survival.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Premier League, Hull City, Marco Silva

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.