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AS Trencin 0-0 Hull: Tom Huddlestone Sorry For 'Ridiculous' Miss (Vine)

01/08/2014 08:58 BST | Updated 01/08/2014 09:59 BST
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Hull City's Tom Huddlestone reacts after the game

Why is it that players rarely convert rebounds from saved penalties? Matt Le Tissier's sole failure from 12 yards against Nottingham Forest in 1993 preceded a gilt-edged miss, and Tom Huddlestone emulated Le Tiss in Hull's Europa League qualifier at AS Trencin.

The midfielder failed to cap the Tigers' European debut with a win when he saw his spotkick saved by Volesak and then blasted the ball over from four yards.

"Can only apologise to every [sic.] for a lapse in concentration and thinking I had scored the rebound before I had," Huddlestone said on Twitter. "Ridiculous on my behalf."

Hull manager Steve Bruce said: "You'd have put the house on that Tom would score. It was easier to score.

"We've missed our last three or four penalties, I think, so we better start practising because we're not very good at them.

Hull drew the match 0-0 and will host Trencin next Thursday.