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Brown bemoans misfortune

07 April 2007 07:49
Hull City boss Phil Brown thought his side deserved to take at least a point from the KC Stadium clash against mid-table Norwich City. The Tigers hit the woodwork three times in the game, but only had a late Andy Dawson consolation goal to show for their efforts as they lost 2-1. A downcast Brown said after the defeat, that leaves his side in danger of the drop: "When you've hit the post three times and had a stonewall penalty appeal turned down, you could say we were unlucky. "We showed tremendous fight and character to come back to 2-1, but we didn't score our goal early enough. "If we'd scored earlier we could have got a point or maybe even three. "But Norwich deserve credit because they came here and did a turn on us. They played it system for system and tried to match up with us." Brown thought his side should have had a last-gasp penalty when Jason Shackell appeared to handle the ball, adding: "Their player admitted to Dean Windass that he handled the ball. But the referee didn't see that. "The assistant put his flag up and for a moment I thought he had seen it, but he was flagging for offside. It wasn't just one hand, he touched it with both."

Source: ESA