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Bruce unhappy with Ramirez red card

Steve Bruce railed against a lack of common sense after 10-man Hull suffered a last-minute defeat by Tottenham but it was the officials, rather than the reckless Gaston Ramirez, who felt his frustration.

The Tigers were 1-0 ahead when Ramirez marked his first start for the club by unnecessarily kicking out at Jan Vertonghen and earning a red card.

Tottenham took all of the 40 minutes left in the game to seal a 2-1 victory, Harry Kane levelling just after the hour mark and Christian Eriksen grabbing a last-gasp winner.

The linesman should have a bit more about him. Why not?

I know it's petulant but can't the linesman, with a bit of experience, just say 'listen, he's had a little tap at him, it's a yellow card'.

The big referees, the good ones, the really top ones, have always got a common sense about them, even in my day.

– Hull manager Steve Bruce.


Reid returns for Burnley

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Midfielder Matt Taylor is back in initial training after an Achilles operation but is not ready to return to playing.

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Hull defender Alex Bruce ruled out for a month

Bruce will miss around one month with a hamstring injury. Credit: PA

Hull defender Alex Bruce will be out for up to a month after injuring his hamstring.

After a spell out of the side, Bruce returned for the Tigers in their 0-0 draw at Liverpool last month and was expected to keep his place for Saturday's home clash against Southampton.

But he went down at the end of the final pre-match training session and missed the match.

The 30-year-old will also be unavailable for Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania on November 14, though it is understood he was not in the provisional squad.

"Alex got injured in training on Friday, one of the last kicks of the session," manager Steve Bruce told Hull's official website.

"It's a hamstring but we don't think it's too serious. It's probably going to be two, three or four weeks."

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