Bristol City: Match reaction
DESPITE the presence of the Sky TV cameras, City boss Derek McInnes did not allow his players to speak to the media owing to the sickness bug currently sweeping through the squad.
In a bid to prevent the problem spreading and becoming worse, the Scot kept his team closeted behind closed doors following the game.
And he will order those players affected to stay away from Ashton Gate today rather than report for training and risk infecting their team-mates.
Centre-back Stephen McManus and top-scorer Steven Davies, pictured, both played despite feeling unwell, while a number of others were exhibiting symptoms by the end of the game.
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McInnes said: "Stephen McManus reported in with a sickness bug and would not ordinarily have played.
"James Wilson has picked up neck and back problems, Louis Carey was ruled out with a groin problem from the Burnley game and will be out for three weeks, as will Liam Fontaine, who has a calf injury.
"Stephen should not have played, but we had no choice because of the injuries.
"We were down to just two fit centre halves and had to patch up the defence.
"He and Stephen Davies were both sick at half-time and there is a bit of a bug going about.
"I think we may have to shut the club down a bit on Monday, because more than a few of the boys have it and so do one or two of the staff.
"We have to try and make sure no-one is passing it about."
He added: "I think the players deserve great credit for not once shirking responsibility.
"We've gone toe to toe with a decent Hull team, but we wanted to get back to winning ways and it was all about winning for me.
"I thought the players worked really hard to get back on terms and I felt we had the better of the first half. The game was there to be won but, unfortunately we have gifted Hull a winning goal. They did not have to work nearly hard enough to score their second goal."
Tigers boss Steve Bruce described his team as "a joy to watch" and added: "That was some of the best football that we have played all season.
"It was a very pleasing performance and result after the disappointment of losing at Middlesbrough in the week.
"We were nothing like ourselves in that game.
"We tried to be a bit more expansive and open in our style of play and I think the players are enjoying it at the moment.
"We scored two well-worked goals, but it could have been a lot more."