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The three points should have been ours

29 October 2016

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Owen Coyle blasted the decision to allow Wolves' equalising goal to stand as Rovers were held to a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.

Sam Gallagher's stunning strike looked to have set Rovers on their way to all three points until Dave Edward's header 12 minutes from time.

The Rovers boss felt that the leveller shouldn't have been given as the Wolves midfielder looked to be offside as he headed home to leave Coyle angered.

"Of course we are frustrated because we put so much into the game," the manager told Radio Rover after the match.

"There were chances to get a second goal but we passed them up, but the ultimate frustration is not getting the three points because again we've been punished by an incorrect decision as the the boy is clearly offside, two yards offside, when the ball is crossed back into the middle.

"It happened to us in the Sheffield Wednesday game when we scored a perfectly good goal when that was given as offside against us, so when people talk about the bounce of the ball, that isn't luck, it is a clear decision that they didn't get right. That is four points that we should have had from those games.

"Even then at 1-1 we picked ourselves up and went looking for that winner, I felt we did enough to win the game tonight.

"I thought the players worked their socks off, I thought they were a credit to the club and themselves. If we keep giving those level of performances then the wins will be there.

"That should have been a win tonight but it has been taken away from us by a terrible decision."

Rovers are back in action next Saturday when they travel to take on Aston Villa.

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