Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Rodgers: We Should Have Had A Penalty

Rodgers: We Should Have Had A Penalty

Brendan Rodgers says an eight-minute spell cost his side the game yesterday at Elland Road, as Leeds United came back from behind to win 2-1.

Stephen Dobbie put the Swans in front early on but Johnson and Becchio both scored in an eight minute spell to give Leeds the win which jumps them up to 5th in the Championship table.

Rodgers said it was a 'terrific' game but says the referee should have awarded us a penalty in the second half:

'It was a terrific game but an eight-minute spell cost us the result,'

'Swansea haven't won here since 1949 so history was against us but importantly we gave a good performance.

'I thought it was a clear penalty when Joe Allen went down. In any other area of the field it would have been a free-kick.

'Joe showed a great touch and the defender brought him down, so it was a definite penalty. I thought so at the time and I had my view confirmed when I saw it again.

'When Becchio collided with our keeper Dorus De Vries I am sure it was accidental. Becchio is an honest guy and I am sure he was going for the ball. Dorus reacted but it was never a sending-off offence, so the referee got it right.

'The Leeds supporters are very passionate. They like to see their team dominate the opposition but we came here and dominated for long spells.

'We are not far away from getting an away win but we have to cut out the kind of spells that saw us concede the two goals.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday September 12 2010
Time: 1:43PM

Comments

0
The ref was clearly told by the linesman that he had got the De Vries booking wrong and it looked like he leveled things up by denying Swansea a fairly clear cut penalty a few minutes later - De Vries cost you a point there with his reaction it seems
simonfire1
12/09/2010 17:18:00
0
excusses again, just not up to it at the moment
cyjax
12/09/2010 19:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

It Mata's To Juan, Why Not All?

Manchester United's Juan Mata has again called on Premier League players to match his pledge of 1% of their salary being donated to charity.

Rate The Players: Swansea City 2-0 Huddersfield Town

Rate the players' performances in the 2-0 home win against Huddersfield Town

Clement Insists Mesa 'Still In My Plans' Despite Omission

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement insists that Roque Mesa is still in his plans despite leaving him out of the matchday squad that beat Huddersfield Town

Clement: We Got The Balance Right With 433

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement revealed that he decided to change the system straight after the defeat to West Ham a fortnight ago

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Huddersfield Town
Suggested By:
Fabianski8%
Naughton4%
Fernandez4%
Mawson0%
Olsson0%
Britton9%
Carroll0%
Fer2%
Ayew16%
Abraham46%
Narsingh11%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W6
2.GThomas3
3.Dennis Downing2
4.yugo231
5.Vital Swansea City1
Write for Vital Football