STEVE Bruce criticised his Hull City players for taking their foot off the gas during their win over Millwall – saying the Tigers could have scored "five or six" goals.
Bruce saw his side race into a four-goal lead before half-time but they were wasteful in front of goal after the break and the Lions reduced the deficit in the 64th minute when Darius Henderson headed in to make it 4-1.
"The first-half was terrific," he said. "I thought we played some really, really good football. Most teams would have struggled to play against us with that performance.
"I'm going to criticise our second-half performance because that's not what we wanted; when the human brain gets something too easy, it can be like that.
"We could have had five or six and if it had got to that, it wouldn't have been a shock because everytime we went forward, we looked like we would score. Overall we're delighted with the win."
Bruce, a former Manchester United defender, took counterpart Kenny Jackett's decision to match up his 3-5-2 formation as a big compliment.
"I think everyone's probably changed their system to come and see how we do it," he said. "It's very difficult to change a system when you're not used to it.
"Bolton made changes and so did Millwall, so we must be doing something right. Teams think we're a threat so they're changing to try and stay with us."