Jones furious with late goal
Dave Jones was furious with Bristol City’s stoppage time
equaliser which denied his Sheffield Wednesday side a much-needed
victory at Ashton Gate.
The Owls boss was convinced home striker Marvin Elliott fouled
his goalkeeper Chris Kirkland as he came off his line to intercept
a cross in the build-up to Sam Baldock’s goal.
However, referee Darren Deadman allowed the goal to stand and
Jones was unable to contain his anger.
“It was a forearm smash by Elliott. Anywhere else on the pitch
it would have been a free kick,” said Jones. “We had taken
everything City could throw at us and all you ask is a fair deal
from the match officials.
“We have had trouble with this referee before. If he had done
his job we would have been going home with three points, but I get
tired of saying that sort of thing.
“We scored a great goal and Chris Kirkland has hardly had a shot
to save. I feel so frustrated for my players.
“The relegation battle is going down to the wire. But we already
knew that before this game.”
Jermaine Johnson had fired the away side into the lead in the
Despite creating a number of good chances throughout the match,
it looked like City were heading for their 22nd defeat of the
season until Baldock’s 92nd-minute goal.
The Robins remain bottom of the table, seven points from safety,
while Wednesday are only out of the relegation zone on goal