Hughes Disappointed

Last updated : 31 January 2009 By Sam
Hughes thought that City had been the better side in the game at The Britannia Stadium but they left the Potteries with no points after a 1-0 defeat against the Premier League new boys.

"We are disappointed because we have got nothing out of a game in which we were in total control," Hughes said after the match.

"We conceded a goal right at the death in the first half and that gave Stoke something to fight for.

"It was difficult to break them down because they had two banks of four.

"Good players need space and we were not given any although we should have had a penalty when Micah Richards was brought down in the box."