Key decisions went against Hull, insists Bruce

Hull City manager Steve Bruce pointed to two important decisions by the officials after his side suffered defeat at Swansea City to leave them without a win in five games, Sky Sports has reported.

The Welsh club began the brighter and deservedly took the lead when Jonjo Shelvey’s long-range shot was only parried by goalkeeper Allan McGregor, allowing Ki Sung-Yueng to tucked away the rebound inside the near post.

The lead was doubled in questionable circumstances just before half-time. A corner into the Hull penalty area was initially cleared, but the ball was headed back into the danger zone as Bafetimbi Gomis lurked in an offside position. Two Hull defenders jumped for the ball but neither failed to clear sufficiently, with Gomis capitalising with an acrobatic finish.

The Tigers improved after the interval and soon got a goal back as Paul McShane touch home from close range following a free-kick, but their hopes of a revival were dealt a major blow when David Meyler was sent off for a high challenge on Kyle Naughton, who was forced off.

Gomis wrapped the game up with a coolly taken late third as Hull committed men forward, but Bruce disputed the Frenchman’s first as well as the sending off as his side remain just three points above the bottom three ahead of Sunday’s games.

He said: “We were nowhere near good enough in the first half but two big decisions have gone against us. Gomis’ (first) goal is a fantastic piece of individual skill but he is five yards offside. When the ball comes back into the box we’ve had a collision between two of our players because they are worried about Gomis’ whereabouts.”

“I’m sure half will say it’s harsh and the other half will say it deserves a red card. I’ve now seen it six times from three angles and three of them I think it’s a perfectly decent challenge and the other three he takes part of the ball but his leg collides with the player.’

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