14 Apr Premier League: You will find just two handballs – Neil Warnock
The Welsh side observed their survival hopes take another blow on Saturday as they went down in Turf Moor
Neil Warnock expressed frustration following Cardiff City’s Premier League success hopes were dealt a potentially fatal blow by losing 2-0 in Burnley in a match that saw a punishment decision overturned by Mike Dean.
Chris Wood’s double handed Burnley a large three points in Turf Moor on Saturday, but the crucial moment came after referee Dean originally pointed to the place for handball against Ben Mee.
Mee inadvertently redirected down the ball on to himself, minutes after the Burnley defender blocked Harry Arter’s shot with his arm.
However after consulting his assistant Darren Cann, Dean signalled that he was overturning the telephone, much to the fury of Warnock and Cardiff’s gamers, the Bluebirds visiting a further appeal refused when Aron Gunnarsson went down at the box.
Cardiff were infuriated by choices against them at a the latest Premier League loss at home to Chelsea, with Warnock charged by the Football Association (FA) because of his post-match remarks.
And, even though the veteran boss was eager to not find himself under additional FA evaluation, he couldn’t contain his annoyance in the punishment decision belatedly attained by Dean and his officers.
“You will find just two handballs actually, you simply need to examine the participant’s response,” Warnock said to BBC Sport.
“[Mee] appeared so guilty as well as the next one we believed there was a motion of the hand to the ball.
“Mike should have seen some thing to discuss and we are gutted really. I believe Darren made the ideal choice and Mike has talked him from it.
“We gave Burnley a lot of charge I believed we could’ve done with much more devilment in the last third. Our lads keep getting kicked in the teeth week after week.
“My lads should encircle the referee actually, they [Burnley] had three lads in his ear directly away. I am excited about hearing exactly what they [the officials] state – I am sure once I get in there they will all be singing from precisely the exact same hymn sheet. Can I say I am lost for words?
“After we get over the disappointment we must prepare for Tuesday [against relegation rivals Brighton and Hove Albion].”
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Burnley are nearly sure of security following a third successive Premier League win transferred the Clarets 11 points clear from Cardiff in 18th location, together with director Sean Dyche backing Dean’s eventual choice.
“that I was not pleased at first since the linesman gave the penalty from 70 yards off and you can not afford penalties from 70 yards off,” Dyche told reporters.
“And I believe that the referee has officiated that second very nicely. I have looked at it back and it strikes Ben Mee from the face and slid his arm down. For me personally, there is no chance it could be a punishment and it is quite brave [of the referee] from the way.
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“We have had enough [decisions] go against us I understand Cardiff have also. Nonetheless, it is not a punishment. I understand Neil will not agree, I have known him for quite a very long moment. I have not talked to him . It is a difficult call, it is a big call but it’s the ideal call.
“We’d say it is a challenging mark for Cardiff to pursue today, so we’re at a healthy place. By half-time the match ought to be finished, but charge to Cardiff at the second half since they gave it a real go.
“Folks will talk about being secure but we wish to be sure , it’s a major gap and a significant difference. We’ve got 27 points from 15 games, the lads are terrific. The foundation of the Premier League indicates we’re in a really strong position.”