Angry Jones questions referee
Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones questioned referee Michael
Oliver following his refusal to award his side a penalty in their
1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.
Radoslaw Majewski’s first-half goal secured the win for Forest
and ended their seven-game unbeaten league run, but Wednesday had
two goalscoring opportunities waved away when Danny Collins and
Jamaal Lascelles both appeared to handle the ball in the second
Oliver did not award either penalty and Jones was left reeling
at the decision.
“I’m confused because I was talking to the assessor before the
game,” he said. “One, I dont know why we have a Premier League
referee and secondly the assessor told me that if the ball changes
direction then it’s a penalty.
“He gave a handball when it hits a guy’s arm from a yard away,
then their lad lifts his arm and the ball moves and he didn’t give
it. That’s the little bit of a break that we wanted. But the
referee has to spot one of them.”
Commenting on his side’s Hillsborough performance he said: “I
think in the second half we gave it a go, in the first half we gave
the ball away too much.
“In the first half our passing wasn’t crisp enough, the final 25
minutes was one-way traffic but we just lacked the quality. We were
lucky to come in 1-0 down at half-time to be honest.
“That’s two defeats in 13. If you’d have said that beforehand
we’d have taken it, but we’re just disappointed because if we’d
have won today we could have moved up four or five places. We felt
it was a missed opportunity.”