Hughes Rues Stoke’s Draw With 10 Man Leicester

Hughes Rues Stoke’s Draw With 10 Man Leicester


Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has slammed his side's sloppiness in Saturday's 2-2 draw with a ten man Leicester City at home on Saturday, reports


Hughes' men were coasting home for a sixth win of the season after goals from Bojan Krkic in the 39th minute and another from Joe Allen on the stroke of half time gave the Potters a two goal lead into the break.


But the Foxes fought back to earn a point through two brilliant headers from substitute Jose Leonardo Ulloa in the 72nd minute and another from Daniel Amartey two minutes from time.


"Leading 2-0, it was well deserved, we were good value for that lead and were in good shape. You have to get the job done and we didn't do that," Hughes told BBC Sport.


"They came at us and that is why they were champions last year. In the end we were lacking that spark and energy and they took advantage of that. You think it should be a straight-forward second half, but we made it difficult and allowed them to get back into the game.


"We are in decent shape, but this game should have been won. We have big games ahead of us but you have to test yourself against them at some stage of the season."


Hughes was disappointed with his team's lack of spark and energy.


He backed the referee's decision to send off Jamie Vardy.


"I've seen it and it was a two-footed challenge. The lad left the floor and I don't know what they (Leicester) are complaining about. From my point of view it was clear."