Photos: Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet scrap as their sides play out feisty draw

Hull City KC Stadium at night

Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet had a public and feisty disagreement on the touchline in Hull's 1-1 draw with Sunderland.

Last night's clash between Hull City and Sunderland at the KC Stadium was a significant one as both sides were looking to get one over their rivals towards the bottom end of the Premier League, and ease their own fears of being relegated to the Championship in the process, but it wasn't without it's own bit of controversy.

Instead of any events on the field, this game will probably be remembered for what happened on the touchline between the two managers, as Hull boss Steve Bruce had to be held back by an assistant referee as he went to confront opposite number Gus Poyet  - who had been sent to the stands.

On the field, the home side took the lead through a cheeky finish from Dane N'Doye who diverted Tom Huddlestone's free-kick into the bottom corner early on in the first half.

Hull seemed to have the better of the chances but Jack Rodwell equalised for the Black Cats within the last 15 minutes to salvage a point, but the ball appeared to strike his hand when getting on the end of a Patrick van Aanholt cross.

With a point separating the two sides in the Premier League, Hull sit five points clear of the drop zone with Sunderland just the four off ahead of the rest of tonight's action.

Here is a selection of images from last night's action:

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