Hughton – We are frustrated and angry

first_imgBrighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton bemoans the referee’s decision in sending off Dale Stephens as they lost 2-1 away at Cardiff.Dale Stephen was given a controversial straight red card in the 34th minute, a decision that has drawn the ire of Hughton as his team lost the game thanks to a 90th Sol Bamba strike.Hughton told Brighton website said, “We’re frustrated and angry because when you’re down to ten men for such a long period of time, you certainly warrant getting something out of the game.“There are two big decisions — the first one is the red card and I think that particular challenge can go any way. What Dale [Stephens] has done is give the referee a decision to make.“I’ve certainly seen worse with the studs showing very early. There’s not great contact with the player — some referees wouldn’t have given it, some would have done, and that bit I understand.“What I find harder to understand is, particularly at that stage of the game, a linesman that’s in the position he’s in getting that one [Sol Bamba’s goal] wrong.Pep Guardiola: “Aymeric Laporte’s injury doesn’t look good” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Aymeric Laporte’s injury “does not look good” and fears the defender will be out for a long time.“We’ve seen it on numerous occasions and he’s in an offside position. That’s the frustration and anger. For me, it’s a comfortable and easy decision to make.“When you’re down to ten men for that period of time, you know it’s going to take a battling performance.“We know they’re a direct team and they were always going to put us under pressure, but I can’t remember many clear chances in 90 minutes and that’s how well we’ve done to compete.“We had opportunities of our own to break their lines — Jose’s [Izquierdo] shot, if it’s not as central, would have given us a chance.“We had a lot of corners to deal with and we dealt with them very well, but on their winning goal the linesman has made a mistake.”last_img

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