Brown sorry for City collapse

Manager Phil Brown has apologised to the fans of Hull City who witnessed their side stumble to a 4-1 FA Cup third round defeat at Wigan Athletic.

The Tigers led by a goal at half-time at the DW Stadium, but fell apart after the break against one of their Premier League relegation rivals.

Brown told Sky Sports:"I don't like the way we played in the second half and I would like to apologise to the fans. The second-half performance wasn't acceptable.

"A lot of people talk about the FA Cup still having its magic, but when you look at the size of the crowd it was a poor turnout. It was a poor turnout from us in the second half as well.

"As a manager I was very comfortable at half-time, probably the most comfortable I have felt. I felt we controlled the game and defended well when we needed to.

"In the second half, for some reason, that went by the wayside. The threat of Charles N'Zogbia's pace on the left-hand side seemed to be a constant thorn in our side and we didn't deal with it sufficiently."

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