Date: 17th December 2016 at 8:26pm
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Rotherham United Goalkeeper Lewis Price thought the penalty decision in time added on at Hillsborough this afternoon was ‘harsh’.

‘I don’t really know why it was given,’ the Millers shot-stopped told Radio Sheffield after the one-nil defeat.

‘From what I saw the ball went over the top, he spun and took a bit of a tumble. Whether there was any sort of contact I don’t know. I think it was a harsh decision. I don’t know what the Ref saw because there were four bodies between him and the ball.

‘It was just a bitter, bitter pill to swallow.

‘I don’t think things have gone our way today. We don’t know why Tom Adeyemi’s header was ruled out. To come away with a loss today is really hard to take.

‘The ref set his stall out early doors and pretty much killed the game because he gave every sort of contact as a foul. So he set a precedent that he had to follow.

‘You know it’s a local derby and he’s given everything, absolutely everything and didn’t let the game get any sort of flow. Any contact, people are falling over. He gave one free-kick when a lad in the corner flicked the ball and fell over. In these types of games you’ve got to let tackles go in. At the end of the day that’s why people come and watch.

‘I don’t think he had his best game.’

The referee in question this afternoon is Tim Robinson who seemed to spend all afternoon with his whistle clamped between his lips (though I can think of somewhere else it might have been better used).




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