Hull City boss Phil Brown has branded Newcastle United midfielder Danny Guthrie a "coward" for his challenge on Craig Fagan.

Fagan was left with a broken leg from the tackle and Brown barked: "I believe it was a coward's challenge. It was trying to show the Newcastle fans that he cares.

"He's definitely got a three-match ban but how can kicking a fellow professional in front of 50,000 people prove that you're a hard man? He could be out for six weeks, he could be out for three months, who knows?"