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Penalty decisions frustrate Tony

"For a team that works so hard, to be undone by a decision from a referee, it’s soul destroying"

29 September 2018

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Tony Mowbray was left frustrated with two penalties being given against his side and one being waved away for his side by referee Andrew Madley in the draw against Nottingham Forest.

It was Forest's second spot kick that proved decisive in the end result, with Lewis Grabban slotting home from 12 yards.
 
The boss was scathing of Madley, who awarded the kick following a theatrical Joe Lolley tumble in the box.
 
And the boss feels that was one of a number of decisions that Madley got wrong throughout the entertaining battle against the Reds at Ewood Park.
 
“The game shouldn’t be about the referee, but I felt he made some unbelievable decisions. I expect better and hope for better for a team that works so hard, to be undone by a decision from a referee, it’s soul destroying for the team," Mowbray reflected after the game.
 
“He gave such a ridiculously soft penalty for them and missed a stonewall one on Bradley Dack in the second half.
 
"Maybe it’s my emotions, but having watched the incidents back I think the referee has got them both hugely wrong and I think that summed his day up to be honest.
 
“If the two Forest penalties are penalties and the Dack one isn’t, it’s simply mind-boggling.
 
“We have to take it on the chin. I’ve got raw emotion at the moment and when I watch the game back I might think differently, but at this moment I think the official had a real tough day. He got a lot of things wrong.
 
“He seemed to revel on the fact the whole stadium got on his back and maybe that’s part of the reason why the decisions didn’t go our way."

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