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Hughton irked by offside decision after Cardiff beat Brighton

Brighton team fell to a 2-1 defeat at Cardiff City in the Premier League today and Seagulls manager Chris Hughton felt some decisions just didn’t go their way.

The Brighton boss is convinced his side did enough to warrant at least a draw and feels they were unfortunate to leave Cardiff with nothing to show for their efforts.

“We should be going home with a point. The last goal was offside. We knew we’d be under pressure when we went down to 10 men, but we stayed in the game,” Hughton told the BBC.

“The hardest thing to take is you are reliant on good decisions by officials and the last goal was shown to be offside. It makes it even harder.”

Brighton’s Dale Stephens was sent off ten minutes before half-time for Brighton, and Hughton was asked his opinion about the decision.

“I think Dale has given the referee a decision to make. I’m quite sure that other referees wouldn’t have given a red card,” he added.

“The studs were not up, and I’m not sure he catches the opponent. There are so many grey areas. I’m quite sure that this ref on another occasion wouldn’t have given it.

“But the offside is the decision I’m more annoyed with.”

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