St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v Stoke

Sunday, 08 February 2015, 14:05

Barclays Prem

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke 3 - 1 QPR

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Hughes delight at home win

Mark Hughes believes Stoke City deserved their 2-0 victory against Sunderland despite Wes Brown receiving a red card for the visitors late in the first half.

Last Updated: 23/11/13 at 21:23 Post Comment

Mark Hughes: Happy with display

Mark Hughes: Happy with display

Charlie Adam put the hosts ahead on the half-hour mark before Brown's dismissal nine minutes before the break.

Steven N'Zonzi secured the points for Hughes's men late on but all the talk afterwards was about Brown's sending off.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Hughes thought his team were on top despite the decision.

Hughes said: "It was all about the three points today. We have disappointed in very few games this season and today we deserved it.

"People might say the red card was pivotal but we were 1-0 up. I always felt we were in control and we scored two really good goals today.

"The referee obviously thought the challenge was reckless and that's how he interpreted it. You can't go in like that in this day and age."

Sunderland were furious later on in the game when they thought Stoke City keeper Asmir Begovic caught Steven Fletcher when through on goal. For Hughes, though, that was not the case.

Hughes added: "Asmir cleared the ball and moved his foot away if anything.

"Other than that in open play they didn't really create anything and I was happy with how we closed the game out in the last ten minutes."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Transfer news: Crystal Palace confirm the signing of Senegal defender Pape Souare

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Senegal defender Pape Souare from Lille, subject to a work permit.

Nemanja Matic says Chelsea happy to maintain their five-point Premier League lead

Midfielder Nemanja Matic was happy to take a point after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Roberto Martinez delighted with 'immense' Everton's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace

Roberto Martinez believes his side can now reach their true potential after ending their winless run at Crystal Palace.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company