Hughes sorry now

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes was left to curse “a shin pad’s width” after a tight offside call against Stephen Ireland denied the Potters victory at Hull. “We looked like the team most likely to win the game in that period, we were really positive and had a number of clear-cut chances that, on another day, we would have converted. “In terms of restricting Hull to any period of concerted pressure or momentum I thought we did that really well as the away team. “I’m reasonably pleased with the away performance. “Last time on the road we didn’t have a great performance at Everton (a 4-0 defeat) but today it was important to build on the Chelsea result. “The continuity of performance is important for us and that’s one defeat in the last eight games for us. “We’re showing a good resilience to our play.” Hull manager Steve Bruce, Hughes’ former Manchester United team-mate, was excused post-match media duties due to a sickness bug, but captain Curtis Davies was on hand with his own assessment. The central defender did not attempt to paint the fixture as a classic of the genre but was pleased to make it just one defeat in eight matches at home. He has been an ever present as Hull have conceded just three goals in eight games at the KC – the best home record in the league – but admitted McGregor was key to their latest clean sheet. ‘It was a boring game for TV, a 0-0 on a bobbly, windy pitch, but it’s another point towards survival,” Davies told Sky Sports. ”I thought we were lucky to get a point in the end. Allan McGregor saved us, he made a couple of great saves. ”We were making mistakes in the second half and they were capitalising and creating chances. Neither team looked like creating chances without mistakes.” Replays suggested it was a correct call by the narrowest of margins, leaving Hughes to reflect on what might have been. The Welshman pondered whether his side might have been given the rub of the green in the officials’ mind but could not deny the verdict was the correct one. “It’s very marginal…Stephen said it was (offside) by a shin pad’s width and that’s probably a good description of it,” he said. “It maybe was slightly offside, but sometimes you get them. “You would like to think they’d give the benefit to the attacking team, the team who was trying to win the game, but having seen it on the video it was the correct decision.” The Potters, who lie just behind Hull in mid-table, had lost five of their previous seven away matches this term but came into the game on the back of a superb 3-2 home win over Chelsea. And Hughes was pleased to add another point to the tally and make it three games unbeaten. “I thought for the vast majority of the game we were in control, certainly the last third of the match,” he said. The game ended goalless at the KC Stadium after fine performances from both goalkeepers – Stoke’s Asmir Begovic was impenetrable in the first half and Allan McGregor produced an even better display after the interval. The only time the ball did cross the line, when Ireland tapped home from a yard after McGregor brilliantly denied Peter Crouch, the referee’s assistant raised his flag. Press Associationlast_img read more

Saints confirm one-year deal for Jameis Winston

first_imgThe first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Winston reached an agreement with the Saints, where he is set to compete with Taysom Hill behind Drew Brees.The #Saints have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with QB Jameis Winston!Story: https://t.co/ZWHx3u1PJz pic.twitter.com/KhLXJrK2g1— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 28, 2020Winston made 72 appearances for the Buccaneers, starting 70, completing 61.3 percent of his passes and throwing 121 touchdowns and 88 interceptions. The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a one-year deal with quarterback Jameis Winston, it was confirmed Tuesday.Winston, 26, was an unrestricted free agent after five mixed seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to begin his NFL career. MORE: What if Winston, Mariota hadn’t been drafted 1-2?He threw for a career-high 5,109 yards last season, including 33 TDs and 30 interceptions.The Buccaneers have signed NFL great Tom Brady, a six-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots.last_img read more