Kinnear Skips Questions About Shay Given!

Last updated : 04 January 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Hughton praised the thoroughly professional performance from Shay Given and commented on the 'goal' Hull thought they had scored from a Michael Turner header in the second half.

Turner's effort rebounded onto the post and bar off Damien Duff and Given smothered it as it bounced down, with referee Chris Foy ruling it had not crossed the line.

It was an obvious talking point from the game but Hughton felt the decision was correct and Hull boss Phil Brown did not complain.

Chris Hughton: "We have got used to that type of performance from Shay.

"He is a top quality goalkeeper and a top quality individual - but we wouldn't expect anything different from him.

"I have seen the incident again, and as per normal you look at the reactions of players.

"Their players are always going to see it going over the line and ours could see it for what is was, hit the crossbar, went into Shay Given's hands and certainly not over the line."