Marco Silva provided Hull with their first win in all competitions since the 6th November after he replaced Mike Phelan as Hull head coach.


The Portuguese manager urged the fans to back the team in their push to save themselves from Premier League relegation, hoping the crowds would pick up from a mere 6,608 that watched the victory against Swansea.


The Hull manager has been praised for his decisions in his first game, with all three substitutions playing a key role in the two goals scored by Abel Hernandez and 17-year-old Josh Tymon.

Hull City v Swansea City - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round

Silva focussed on the fans after the side's 2-0 win, stating he needed the fans' support to keep the club in the top flight.


The former Olympiakos boss said, "It's important for me that our fans believe in our team because we need help.


"We need the other fans to support our team because to change the situation, to change our position in the table, we need them.


"I hope in the next (home) game against Bournemouth there will be more people to help support us to try and win the game.


"With a good atmosphere it's better, sure. If the atmosphere's not good, I want my players to focus on things happening on the pitch but I hope the next game we can change the situation."

Hull City v Swansea City - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round

Silva took positives from Hull's first win in three months, as he praised the defence as they gained a clean sheet. They have been a rarity for the Hull defence with their only other clean sheet coming on the 20th August against the Swans at the Liberty Stadium.


He said, “It was a very important result for us.


“We need good results to improve us and to win more confidence. Swansea was a really tough game for us, but a really important one for us.


“It was also important that we didn’t concede any goals. So I am happy because of this and I am happy that my players are happy after this game.


"We changed a lot of things with our positions and our defensive organisation to do things differently like our defending at set-pieces.

Hull City v Swansea City - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round

On his substitutions, Silva said it "sometimes it works very well. Today it's been very good. I took a little risk in Abel Hernandez because he hasn't played much, but he's an important player for us.


“It was fantastic for the boy Tymon as well with what happened at the end with his goal”, the defender grabbing his first goal in senior football.