Nigel Adkins praised the character, response, sprit and efforts of his players following Saturday’s 4-3 victory over Norwich City.

Hull City fought back from 3-1 down to end Norwich’s seven-match unbeaten run in a game featuring four penalties.

Jackson Irvine slotted a fast-starting Hull in front before James Maddison’s 21-minute hat-trick turned the game.

He scored twice from the spot, following fouls on Nelson Oliviera and Onel Hernandez, either side of a driven finish.

Two penalties from Abel Hernandez brought Hull level, before Harry Wilson’s composed finish won it.

“I thought the players were magnificent and we started the game ever so well,” said Adkins.

“We responded in the right manner (after Tuesday night’s defeat) and we could have scored three or four goals in the early stages.”

“Jackson scored a lovely goal to open the scoring and he works his socks off for the team, so it was great for him to get a goal.”

“You then look at the goals we conceded, two of them were penalties and we’ve gone 3-1 behind. At that point I’m thinking ‘how are we 3-1 down?’ We responded to that, kept our composure and great credit has to go to the players for that.”

“The atmosphere in the stadium was great. The fans got behind the players all the way through and in a fantastic performance, the character shown by the players was great.”

“It was great to see Abel Hernandez get another hour under his belt and he’s got himself another two goals, this time from the penalty spot.”

“Then we see another wonderful goal from ‘snake hips’ Harry Wilson. He sent their defence all ways and produced a great finish. He’s such an exciting player.”

“The whole team performance, though, against a very good Norwich side was good. Our defensive shape was good, and the players worked their socks off. I’m really pleased for them.”

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