Steve Bruce vs Gus Poyet: Managers have to be separated during Hull City vs Sunderland

Booking for Jack Rodwell sparked touchline incident

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Gus Poyet and Steve Bruce had to be physically restrained during the Premier League encounter between Hull and Sunderland.

The incident was sparked when Jack Rodwell was booked by referee Mike Reed for diving in the box.

Poyet appeared furious with the decision, leading him to kick a cooler of Lucozade.

The two managers then came together where words were had. As Poyet walked away, he turned back and made an applauding motion in Bruce's direction. This appeared to lead the Hull manager to forcibly go after Poyet, with the linesman physically blocking the former Manchester United defender.

Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet clash

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Poyet was then sent to the stand for the remainder of a match that Bruce had described prior to kick off as a relegation "dogfight".




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The match ended 1-1.