Hughes accuses Yacob of getting Cameron sent off

Date published: Saturday 2nd January 2016 6:26

Mark Hughes: Manager feels red card was turning point

Mark Hughes suggests West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob deliberately got Geoff Cameron sent off in Stoke City’s 2-1 defeat at The Hawthorns.

Jonny Evans’ injury-time winner capped late drama after Cameron was dismissed minutes after Jonathan Walters had levelled for Stoke.

Cameron walked with nine minutes left after he pushed Yacob in the back of the neck following the Argentinian’s challenge.

But Hughes felt the Baggies midfielder over-reacted to ensure the Potters were left with 10 men at The Hawthorns and will consider appealing.

“We weren’t too happy with the reaction of the lad Yacob to be perfectly honest,” he said.

“I thought he has gone down with the intention of maybe getting Geoff sent off and unfortunately for us that’s what he’s able to do.

“We’ll have a look at it on Sunday and make a decision on whether or not we appeal. My initial thought is we probably will appeal.

“It was unfortunate. I thought Geoff has reacted to a late challenge on a leg he injured in the first half. It is understandable to a certain extent.”

And Hughes felt the late red played a huge part in Evans’ injury-time winner.

“At set-plays you are one man down and they are throwing everyone forward. At some point there is someone free,” he added.

“We could have done better to clear the chance, it’s bobbled across and ended up in the far post for the tap-in.

“We certainly didn’t play anywhere near like we’re capable of.”

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