Hull boss Phil Brown said: "The players and I need a rest and we'll be going away for four or five days.

"It's good that it's come at this time before Newcastle next week."

But Brown said: "They had five shots on target and won 5-0.

"Everyone says what it's going to be like in the Premier League but in the first half it was Hull City not Wigan who beat Hull City.

"We slipped up but with five shots on target, 5-0 is a tough one to swallow.

"We were without George Boateng, Anthony Gardner and Marlon King for various reasons and what we had out there was a Championship team.

"The Premier League does punish you and I can't accept our defending for the first goal."