Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Hull City

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

The KC Stadium

Last Game

Hull City 2 - 1 Lokeren

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 19:45

Europa League Qual Play-Offs Round

Bruce angered by decisions

Steve Bruce was left disappointed with some of the 'big decisions' after watching his Hull City side fall to a 2-1 defeat at Everton.

Last Updated: 20/10/13 at 14:57 Post Comment

Steve Bruce: Felt key decisions didn't go their way

Steve Bruce: Felt key decisions didn't go their way

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Steven Pienaar's goal proved the decider in a game in which Kevin Mirallas had seen his early strike cancelled out by Yannick Sagbo.

The Tigers boss was unhappy with Mirallas' opener which saw Gareth Barry coming back from an offside position and appear to get the slightest of touches to the ball on its way past Allan McGregor.

"It was close and it could have gone either way, but I have to say the big decisions went Everton's way," Bruce told Sky Sports.

"We had enough chances to take it, but we needed some decisions to go our way.

"With their first goal, Gareth Barry is standing in an offside position and for me he touches it and moves the ball. I think that's why it's gone in the net. If he's not interfering with it, I don't know what is.

"He knows he touched it and he's standing in an offside position. Even if he doesn't touch it, he is interfering because our goalkeeper thinks it's going wide, so he's standing in a position where he should be flagged in my opinion.

"And then Barry's two challenges - the first on Danny Graham - and the second one in particular on (Sone) Aluko is over the top. Those big decisions have gone against us."

Graham was caught by a high tackle from Barry and departed on a stretcher.

Bruce says he is keeping his fingers crossed for the 28-year-old, who is on loan from Sunderland.

"He's on crutches at the moment," said Bruce. "We'll have to obviously wait because we sent him for an X-ray, so we won't know the results until Monday or Tuesday at the latest."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe joins Derby on season-long loan

Liverpool have loaned forward Jordon Ibe to Sky Bet Championship side Derby County for the 2014-15 season.

Transfer news: Juventus confirm Arturo Vidal will stay despite Man Utd link

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that Arturo Vidal will not be joining Manchester United this summer.

Premier League: Mourinho wants to keep Torres at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho says Fernando Torres is part of his plans and that the striker has not told him he wants to leave.

Mail Box

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

Don't Forget Chelsea Also Need A Striker

With Diego Costa struggling for fitness, one Chelsea fan pipes up in the mailbox to remind us that the Blues also need a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney as captain...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property