Brown and Allardyce both call for penalties

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Hull boss Phil Brown and Blackburn counterpart Sam Allardyce both felt their sides were denied penalties in a scrappy goalless draw.

Neither side could break the deadlock in a tight Barclays Premier League encounter at the KC Stadium but there were plenty of chances at either end. Attention was focused on two second-half penalty appeals, one for Hull substitute Jozy Altidore and another for Blackburn's replacement striker Nikola Kalinic.

Brown said: "On a good day, you will certainly get that, but the referee had seen an infringement before making that decision. He was hell-bent, the referee, on a clean sheet - probably more than the two defences were."

But he added: "I think Chris Foy refereed the game to the best of his ability and I have got no qualms."

Hull also spurned good chances in the first half with Craig Fagan and Stephen Hunt shooting too close to Paul Robinson when well placed.

Rovers' best opportunities came after the introduction of Kalinic with the Croatian shooting narrowly wide twice as well as almost winning a penalty.

"This is a situation where the player hasn't dived to win a penalty," said Allardyce. "He has tried to stay on his feet to score but has had his legs taken away.

"The other one, there was a foul on Samba for a push in the back. He then looks like he has tripped himself up.

"I didn't think that was a penalty but I thought the other one was - but I am bound to say that being the manager of Blackburn."

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