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Middlesbrough 0 Fulham 1 - Views from the Benches

Middlesbrough 0 Fulham 1 - Views from the Benches

Following the dramatic last-gasp win, away to Middlesbrough, where a penalty scored by Oliver Norwood, in the 95th minute, gave Fulham all three points, both managers took time out to speak to the press.

Naturally both managers had something to say on the penalty that was given, and the one Middlesbrough were denied, with Slavisa Jokanovic remarking,

'They pushed each other Braithwaite and Kalas and the referee was in perfect position to make the decision.

'For our penalty, it was clearly a contact between Norwood and the Boro player and, again, the referee was in the perfect position to give the penalty."

Whilst the Middlesbrough boss, Tony Pulis, had other thoughts, remarking,

'The player falls before Grant touches him. The big thing in the game nowadays is when legs tend to buckle without any challenge being made, which is difficult for referees to get right.

'I am not sure who is in charge of Championship referees, but you would love to ask the referee why he didn't give it. It has happened to me loads of times, but the disappointing thing is they get a penalty at the other end which was harder to call but he blew straight away.'

As for the game itself, Jokanovic further added,

'This is only three points and given us a positive push for the next challenge ahead. We want to win, and it is important to win these games. I think we will have positive week in front of us and will be ready for next time.'

With Pulis also adding,

'I am disappointed because I thought we were the better side, especially in the first half when we had three or four chances and Fulham didn't do anything to hurt us. We were the dominant force.

'We didn't play as well in the second half but looking at the Braithwaite penalty, it is a really disappointing decision. We understand and recognise referees will make mistakes but when they affect matches they should be called into question."

One happy chap and one not so happy chap.


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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Sunday January 14 2018
Time: 9:44AM

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