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Bruce frustrated Hull face Cup replay

Hull City boss Steve Bruce is frustrated with their FA Cup replay against Brighton.

Leonardo Ulloa's quality first-half goal had put Brighton on course for not only their first quarter-final since 1986, but a mouth-watering home clash with Sunderland and former manager Gus Poyet.

However, Yannick Sagbo's strike five minutes from time snatched that away from them, earning the Tigers a 1-1 draw and taking the tie to a replay at the KC Stadium.

UEFA regulations mean the match will be replayed next Monday after important league games for both sides on Saturday, angering and perplexing Bruce.

"I find that ridiculous, I have to tell you," the City boss, whose side travel to Cardiff in the Premier League, said.

"Surely we could play on the same night as the Champions League, you would have thought.

"I think it is a UEFA rule, which reads nobody plays on the same night as the Champions League. We'll have to take it as it is and deal with it as it comes.

"It is quite a bizarre one, isn't it? For them to say to the FA that we can't play the same night as they are playing the Champions League.

"I don't think there will be many tuning out of Barcelona against Manchester City to tune into Hull versus Brighton, no disrespect.

"But there you have it, they think it's going to clash. Is it going to be a real problem for them? I somehow doubt it."

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