Bruce defends Jelavic after Hull defeat

Hull City boss Steve Bruce was left frustrated after defeat at Norwich City.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce was left frustrated after defeat at Norwich City.

Hull, who could have gone ahead when debutant Nikica Jelavic hit a post inside the opening two minutes, ended the game with 10 men, with Tom Huddlestone seeing red for a second yellow card late on, but could have no complaints that they left Carrow Road without a point.

Bruce said: "We had a big chance in the first couple of minutes when Jelavic hit the post and Liam Rosenior had a really big chance, but overall in the second half we were a touch disappointed with how we handled the ball.

"He [Jelavic] has done everything right. His connection with it was right, he struck it really well and I was expecting it to nestle in the back of the net. It has hit the post and missed by two inches. What a start that would have been for the lad.

"When you play like that away form home, to come away with a point would have been terrific for us, another point on the board, but it wasn't to be."

 
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