Stoke boss Hughes: Out of control Brown deserved red

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes insists Sunderland defender Wes Brown deserved his red card yesterday.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes insists Sunderland defender Wes Brown deserved his red card yesterday.

The Potters went onto to win 2-0, though Brown's dismissal, for a challenge on Charlie Adam, infuriated the Sunderland camp.

Hughes said: "I'm sure Gus feels a little bit aggrieved about it, but my interpretation of it was that maybe Wes was a little bit out of control and a little bit reckless.

"At the time I thought it was a poor challenge. Whether or not it merited a sending-off that is obviously the debate after the game, which is a shame because it takes the shine off our performance. We played really well today.

"I've looked at it myself on a laptop and I think from different angles it looks worse than from other angles.

"Obviously the referee, from his angle, felt it merited a sending-off and I can understand why that's the case.

"Charlie got caught on the outside of his legs about shin-level. We can get a video on a laptop and take a look if you want!"

 
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