Hull 0 Brighton 0: City pay price for profligacy as Seagulls bounce back from drubbing
Gus Poyet vowed to continue as Brighton boss after masterminding his team’s recovery from their FA Cup mauling to secure a dogged draw.
The Uruguayan, who was linked with vacancies at Wolves and Leeds, admitted he was flattered by the interest but remains committed to Brighton.
Poyet said: ‘It is not difficult for me. There was an approach to the club so I didn’t have any decision to make and I was not involved. I am happy with that.
Vital stop: Cameron Stewart sees his shot saved by Brighton keeper Peter Brezovan
Hull: Mannone, Rosenior, Chester, Hobbs, Dawson, Evans (Cairney 67), McKenna, Stewart, Koren, Brady (McLean 62), Fryatt. Subs not used: Gulacsi, Dudgeon, King.
Booked: Dawson, McKenna.
Brighton: Brezovan, Jara Reyes, Greer, El-Abd, Mattock, LuaLua (Buckley 66), Navarro, Bridcutt, Razak (Assulin 77), Barnes, Mackail-Smith. Subs not used: Ankergren, Calderon, Vokes.
Referee: Carl Berry.
‘I am not going to lie. I want to
manage in the Premier League but there is no hurry and the easiest way
would be with Brighton, hopefully in the next two or three years.’
Poyet’s side had no luck as they went
down 6-1 at Liverpool on Sunday, but keeper Peter Brezovan’s goal led a
charmed life as Hull boss Nicky Barmby was denied the win his side
needed to move into the play-off places.
Cameron Stewart missed four excellent
chances. Midfielder Liam Bridcutt cleared one off the line, Stewart hit
another at Brezovan, then crashed a rising shot against the bar before
prodding another effort wide.
Mutual respect: Gus Poyet and Nicky Barmby shake hands before the game
Hull keeper Vito Mannone kept a club
record sixth successive clean sheet, although the on-loan Arsenal keeper
looked less than convincing in denying Craig Mackail-Smith, Kazenga
LuaLua and Ashley Barnes.
Barmby said: ‘It was just one of those nights. We’ll win most games if we play like that.’