Nigel Adkins bemused by Hull City’s disallowed ‘goal’ in defeat to Sheffield Wednesday

Action from Sheffield Wednesdays win over Hull City
Action from Sheffield Wednesdays win over Hull City
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Hull City manager Nigel Adkins appeared baffled by the decision to disallow a ‘goal’ for his side in the 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

The Tigers were trailing 1-0 to Jordan Rhodes’ first half header and were being held off by some hard-working Wednesday defending when they thought they’d finally found the breakthrough in injury time.

Abel Hernandez turned in just as the board went up to indicate eight minutes of added time.

Hull’s players, fans and bench celebrated what they believed was an equaliser.

However, having already awarded the goal, referee Scott Duncan went back on his decision after consulting with his assistant and to the delight of the traveling support, the goal was chalked off.

Jarrod Bowen got a touch on the way in and that may have been what caused the change but still, Adkins wasn’t happy.

"I've just watched it back on the replay now,” said Adkins. “We score a goal, the referee indicates a goal and points to the centre circle.

"The linesman runs towards the halfway line as they normally do when indicating a goal and obviously we're celebrating then.

"And one of the players has asked the referee to go and speak to the linesman. They've had a conversation and disallowed the goal for offside.

"They both actually gave a goal then they've come up with the decision that it's not a goal.

"It's very, very close. It doesn't matter whether I agree or disagree - it's given as offside and we lose the game.

"For me there was an opportunity today."

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