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Sinclair Denies Diving To Win A Penalty

Sinclair Denies Diving To Win A Penalty

Scott Sinclair denied that he dived to win a late penalty at Barnsley on Saturday.

The winger scored his 17th goal of the season after winning a 85th minute penalty to rescue a point for Barnsley at Oakwell.

Barnsley boss Mark Robins was disappointed and disagreed with the spot-kick decision, but both Brendan Rodgers and Scott Sinclair believed it was a penalty:

'I was trying to get the ball and I felt contact. I've not dived,'

'You go in for the ball thinking you are trying to get a shot off and score, but if the keeper comes out and gets you then you're going down.

'The Barnsley players weren't happy, but it's part of the game — people go home and talk about speculation in the game, but I'm not bothered what people say.

'I know the correct decision was made.'


The Swans have had problems in the past with missed penalties - ever since Jason Scotland left, and after Cotterill failed to score from 2 this season, it looks like we've finally found a replacement spot-kick taker, as Sinclair has netted 3 now will confidence and ease.

'Every time I take a penalty I get more confident. I pick a spot and stick to it,'

'There were a few guys who stayed after training to take penalties at Chelsea — like Frank Lampard — and I used to get involved.

'But there's a big difference in taking penalties in training and in games.

'As I step up to the spot I feel confident to take it and that's very important.'


Sinclair also says that we can't be too disappointed with only getting a point at Barnsley:

'The main thing is consistency throughout the season,'

'We didn't get the win at Barnsley but we got a point and if we can keep grinding out results then we should be up there.

'One point is better than none. We didn't start with our usual game as we found it difficult to pass it on that pitch.

'But these are the type of games where we have to show our character and try to grind teams down to get a result.

'I don't think we can be unhappy with what we got.'




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday January 24 2011
Time: 6:48PM

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