Hunt reacts after Chiefs pip Pirates

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has reacted to his side's first victory over Orlando Pirates at their fourth attempt in the 2020/21 season.

Chiefs finally managed to end Pirates' Soweto Derby dominance with a narrow 1-0 win, courtesy of Samir Nurkovic's lone goal at FNB Stadium on Sunday.

After three consecutive defeats and a potential record fourth staring them in the face, Amakhosi pulled all the stops to ensure they get the three valuable points on offer, which has subsequently taken them up two spots to ninth place on the DStv Premiership table.

Scroll through the gallery above for images from Sunday afternoon's 100th Soweto Derby

Reflecting on the manner in which they managed to scrape over the fence this time around, Hunt admitted it was not their best performance but was just reward for the effort they put out on the pitch.

"I think we've played much better at times this year and lost, so football's a funny game. We played far better in previous games, I think, and lost, and that's how things work," Hunt told the media.

"But the most important thing today is that we defended better. Our shape was better, we worked on it on the training ground and we were much more compact between the lines.

"We were much more disciplined today and far more patient, and that's things we can only keep working on, on a daily basis."

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