Hull have appealed against the red card given to Tom Huddlestone during Saturday’s 4-0 defeat against Everton, Sky Sports have reported.
The midfielder was dismissed with his side 1-0 down after 73 minutes for a challenge on Everton’s Idrissa Gueye, and the hosts went on to add three further goals.
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Hull manager Marco Silva expressed his discontent at the referee Paul Tierney’s decision following the game, claiming it proved instrumental in the resultant heavy scoreline.
“It was one game until 70 minutes and then another game. Surely we didn’t deserve the decision,” he said. “After that [starting the half well] came one decision that I really don’t understand and changed all of the game. Our team, our players, didn’t deserve this decision.”
If the appeal is unsuccessful, Huddlestone will be suspended for Hull’s games against West Ham, Middlesbrough and Manchester City, fixtures which could prove crucial in their fight to avoid relegation.
Defender Harry Maguire claimed after the game that the red card was a turning point. “Anybody who watched the game would probably agree that 4-0 wasn’t a reflection of our performance, but the sending off changed the game,” he said – via the club’s website.
Defeat at Everton left the Tigers three points behind 17th placed Swansea, who were beaten at Bournemouth on Saturday.
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