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Penalty decision changed game - Evans

21 December 2013

Gaffer disappointed despite good performance...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans was left disappointed after seeing his Rotherham United side held to a draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

The Millers were 3-1 ahead when the visitors were awarded a controversial penalty, and the Millers boss was unhappy at the game-changing decision which allowed Wolves back into the game, and eventually grab a third. 

“We’re disappointed,” said the Millers boss. “Things go against us. There were three major penalty decisions in the game and they all went against us. There’s one after two minutes which is a stonewall penalty, there’s the Wolves one which I’ve  seen back and there’s nothing there, and then just after there’s a push on Claude Davis in the back, but we don’t get anything. 

“I’m delighted with the effort and energy we showed but the game changed with the penalty decision, not that I’m questioning the integrity of the referee Michael Oliver.”

Haris Vuckic was the only change to Evans’ team from the convincing victory at Ashton Gate last week and the Millers boss took his performance as a positive from the game, that saw Nouha Dicko claim two more goals and Agard grab his 12th of the season. 

“I thought he was excellent. We knew that after 65 or 70 minutes his legs would be falling off because he’s not played a lot of football but he was excellent. Some of the touches he showed in the first half were magnificent.”

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