George Honeyman scored a controversial goal in the first half to help Hull City secure one of the crucial football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Ryan Longman looked to have run the ball out of play before crossing to Honeyman who finished superbly to give the Tigers the lead. The visitors then had Craig Gardner sent off just before half-time to compound their misery. Malik Wilks scored their second, twelve minutes after the restart to seal the game for the visitors.
Hull’s Grant McCann: “It’s been a pleasing day. It was a good performance from start to finish. It’s been difficult, with all the players that are unavailable, but for large parts of the game, we were in control. It’s been a tough few weeks – we had all the fit defenders available that we could play here.”
Birmingham’s Lee Bowyer: “The rewards of VAR are massive. They [officials] need help. They have been given a goal head start for nothing.” he added. “It’s not acceptable. We want the right decisions. It’s the worst and hardest job (being an official). Help them – they’re human. I like the linesman, but he’s made a mistake. And because I’m saying the truth (at half-time), they don’t like it. They [officials] have to get punished. As a group, they have to be punished, but it never happens – it’s crazy. They got given a one-goal head start and probably the only people that didn’t think the ball went out were the officials.”
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