bundesliga.com has some post-match reflections on the northern tussle.
Maximilian Beister: It was far from perfect, especially at the start you could see we were a bit uncertain. But we battled our way into the game and I think all-in-all we were good value for a 3-1 win in the end. We were clearly the better the side after the break and that's what we would have been looking for going into the match.
Rene Adler: Three points at home again, it's a good feeling. We kept it very tight at the back, Hannover pack a real punch up front but we worked our way into the match well and the win was thoroughly deserved.
Ron-Robert Zieler: We're drifting into a pretty dangerous situation and we're just going to have to get through it. We needed a win here to give ourselves a bit of breathing space and we didn't get it. The situation hasn't improved and now we have to ensure we take a few points from the last four games before the winter break.