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

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."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

No concerns over Steven Gerrard, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers remains confident that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will continue to deliver at the highest level.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails strength of Abou Diaby ahead of return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed the strength of character in Abou Diaby following his latest injury comeback.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli is a 'good guy'

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is enjoying working with Mario Balotelli.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

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