Next Match: away to Norwich, December 28
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
David Moyes admitted travel trouble played a part in Manchester United's sloppy start at Hull but his side are now heading firmly in the right direction after a fifth successive victory. United arrived at the KC Stadium just over an hour before kick-off having made slow progress heading east and they looked like a side who had yet to warm to their task when the hosts went 2-0 up inside 13 minutes. At that stage a surprise win for the Tigers was on the cards but Moyes' side fashioned a worthy response - Wayne Rooney's free-kick headed home by Chris Smalling before the England striker volleyed home a sumptuous equaliser in the 25th minute. United might still have lost the game in the second half, Alex Bruce going particularly close for Hull when he rattled the woodwork with a header, but instead ran out 3-2 winners when James Chester - who had opened the scoring for Hull in the fourth minute - diverted an Ashley Young cross into his own net. Reflecting on his team's sloppy start to proceedings, Moyes said: "It was a fantastic result for us after still being on the Humber Bridge for the first 20 minutes of the game. I think they only put one person on the pay toll when we were getting here and maybe that (delay) is the reason we never got over it and were a bit slow getting here. We were a bit rushed. That's not an excuse for how we started but it might be a reason for it. But we got back into it and deservedly so."