Saturday, 17 December 2016


The Stoke boss is baffled by Leicester
City's furious protests after Jamie Vardy
was sent off during their draw at the bet365

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes verbalizes
Leicester City are erroneous to repine about
a "clear" red card for Jamie Vardy.
Vardy was controversially sent off after 28
minutes of the 2-2 draw at the bet365
Stadium on Saturday.
The striker initially left the ground as he slid
in to challenge Mame Biram Diouf, but then
appeared to win the ball cleanly and was
stunned when referee Craig Pawson
brandished a red card.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri was furious
with Pawson at half-time, but Hughes
cannot understand why.
"I have optically discerned it and it was a two-footed
challenge," Hughes verbalized.
"The lad left the floor and I don't ken what
they are repining about. From my point
of view it was pellucid."
Stoke expeditiously raced into a two-goal lead
following Vardy's dismissal, but 10-man
champions Leicester fought back with goals
in the last 16 minutes from Leonardo Ulloa
and Daniel Amartey.
That left Stoke without a win in three
Premier League matches after a collapse
that replicated last season's home game
against Leicester, where they withal lost a
two-goal advantage.
Hughes perpetuated: "Leading 2-0 it was well
deserved, we were good value for that lead
and were in good shape. You have to get
the job done and we didn't do that.
"They came at us and that is why they were
champions last year. In the cessation we were
destitute of that spark and energy and they
capitalized on that.
"You cerebrate it should be a straightforward
second a moiety, but we made it arduous and
sanctioned them to get back into the game.
"We are in decent shape, but this game
should have been victoriously triumphed. We have immensely colossal games
ahead of us but you have to test yourself
against them at some stage of the season."

Share This