We’ll Only Get A Penalty If A Player Throws The Ball At...

We’ll Only Get A Penalty If A Player Throws The Ball At The Referee – Crystal Palace Boss Says They’ve Been Victimised

By Joseph Emmanuel | Staff Reporter on November 4, 2014
Neil Warnock, Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss, Neil Warnock believes his team will only get a penalty if someone picks the ball up and throws it at the referee after his side lost 3-1 to Sunderland on Monday, November 3, 3014.

Fraizer Campbell was heldt by Santiago Vergini as he thirved through on goal inside for about at Selhurst Park on Monday, but referee Phil Dowd just waved play on.

Crystal Palace Officials Shocked That Referee Did Not Call A For Foul After A Player Was Intentionally Brought Down Against Sunderland On Monday, November 3, 2014 (Photo Credit: GoalNews)

The flaw of the referee, according to Neil was what made Sunderland to secure their first away win in the Premier League this season and move out of the relegation zone.

Warnock expressed his displeasure with decisions in Palace’s last two games against West Brom and Chelsea and he was more disappointed by Dowd’s failure to point to the spot against Sunderland.

“Everybody knows it’s a penalty, we need a bit of luck at the minute,” he told Sky Sports.

“Our only way of getting a penalty is somebody picking up the ball and throwing it at the referee.

“How we have lost that game I will never ever know. You can’t get a clearer penalty – he’s just taken his leg, you can see it clearly and the referee is in great position to give it and it should be simple so I don’t understand it.

“It bewilders me. In the last couple of weeks we’ve had major decisions go against us. It’s cruel.

“We are at Old Trafford on Saturday and we won’t get many decisions there either.”

He added that Wilfried Zaha also had a penalty appeal turned down in the first half, while Mile Jedinak was sent off for a second bookable offence three minutes from time to add to Warnock’s woe.

The defeat ensures Palace are out of the bottom by reason of three on goal difference, level on points with Leicester City, which stands at 17.


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