Burnley manager Sean Dyche hailed the resilience of his side after Dean Marney scored the only goal of the game against former club Hull.
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Marney, who spent four years with the Tigers before joining Burnley in 2010, produced a clinical finish five minutes before the break to ensure the visitors bounced back from two consecutive defeats with a 1-0 away victory.
"There was a good mixture over the 90 minutes between fantastic play and using the ball wisely," Dyche said after watching Burnley record a seventh successive victory over Hull.
"We had the resilience and team belief in our shape to make sure we came away with a win.
"In the first half we possibly deserved to be 2-0 up at the break.
"They came out in the second half and threw caution to the wind, but I was pleased with how we absorbed it and how we were still dangerous on the break.
"The tactical side of the game is debated endlessly, but today we delivered our formation which made them question theirs.
"That's the first time Hull have failed to score here this season, and that's a good thing for us.
"We have been a bit unlucky over the past couple of games, but the performances have been there.
"The Championship is an unforgiving league. The games when you win 3-0 look after themselves, but in the nip and tuck games you need to show resolve, and we are building on that."
Burnley deservedly took the lead when Ross Wallace slipped a pass through for Marney to fire an angled right-footed shot into the bottom-left corner from 12 yards.
"It is amazing how ex-players do that so often. It was a very good finish and a very good move that warranted the win," Dyche added.
"We're building a strong squad mentality as well as a team mentality. We play to win, and that is the mentality of the group."
Having won four of their previous five games, Hull manager Steve Bruce admitted this defeat was difficult to stomach.
He said: "We didn't do enough in the first half and Burnley were comfortably the better side. If it had not been for our goalkeeper it could have been worse at half time.
"We did not pass the ball as well as we do usually and gave the ball away too much in the first half, and we didn't get the momentum going.
"We changed things for the second half because we had to do something, and we did get better and showed a bit of urgency, but we huffed and puffed a bit.
"When you analyse things, we haven't had a proper shot on target, even in the second half, so we deserved what we got.
"You have to give credit to Burnley because they defended very well.
"But we had too many of our good players not playing as well as they should have been, and that caused us a problem.
"We've got to rid ourselves of that Achilles heel and start taking something out of games in which we don't play well.
"The Championship has wrecked a few coupons today. It's a really difficult league because of the inconsistency of it."