Bruce blasts ‘offside’ winner

“I don???t want to keep complaining about officials but there was some big decisions and I expect at this level that we get them right,” Bruce told Sky Sports. “It???s not a difficult decision, but if he???s doing his job right he should be doing that.??

Our defenders in there were adamant he was offside. There???s probably only him (Crouch) in the game that can score that goal, but if the defender???s have done enough to catch him offside then you expect the decision to be given.

“It???s disappointing when you walk off and you???ve lost the game to a decision that should???ve been quite straight forward. You would think from a straight ball in to the penalty area that the linesman would get that decision right.”

“We didn???t do enough going forward and didn???t do enough when we???ve got the ball, but we showed a resilience and toughness today to get something out of it.??

“Who knows, a point away from Stoke might have been what we needed and just kept the run going. Always to get something away from home in this league is terrific.”