Warnock unhappy with referee

Leeds boss Neil Warnock criticised referee Mark Halsey after seeing Luke Varney sent off for an elbow in the 1-0 defeat at Millwall.

Last Updated: 19/11/12 at 08:15 Post Comment   

Neil Warnock: Claimed his Leeds side should have had a penalty at Millwall

Neil Warnock: Claimed his Leeds side should have had a penalty at Millwall

Varney received his marching orders at the start of the second half after catching Adam Smith, with the Lions finally making their numerical advantage count four minutes from time as Chris Wood nodded the winner.

Warnock, whose side have now gone seven league games without a win, said: "The amount of effort that's gone into the game and we're talking about a refereeing decision - it's scandalous.

"I thought it was harsh really. He's put his arms up, I know he has, but he's not actually gone in with his elbow like Mark Halsey says he has.

"He elbows him below the chin - the kid goes down as if he's been poleaxed in his head!

"I'm disappointed at an experienced referee like that. it's getting soft now, the game, I think. That's not a proper sending off - I don't know what the game's coming to."

Warnock, who also claimed his side were denied a "clear penalty", added: I can't fault the lads, they were great today. It was difficult with 11, but with 10...

"I thought we still pushed as best we could, left three up front and had a go, so I've no complaints with the effort today. I enjoyed it, I thought we played well."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e was right to leave, but not just because of the money City were coming into. If I remember rightly he had a reasonable amount of chances to shine at City, but he never passed the bloody ball. Loads of aimless dribbles and 40 yard shots and not much else. I would say that if he had learnt to be a bit more of a team player he may have done better at City.

bright and edgy
Sturridge: Right to leave City

O

h! And.... has it gone in!?' Well John, it is quite literally your job to tell me, so stop phrasing it as a question.

ajsr1982
Eye On The Experts: John Motson

M

an who resembles bond villain complains about spies ....brillliant

mrjackson
Palace deny spying accusation

Footer 365

Agent denies Kroos interest

Toni Kroos' agent Volker Struth has denied Manchester United have made an offer for his client, insisting the 24-year-old will stay at Bayern.

Transfer news: Sone Aluko admits to wondering whether he might have to leave Hull City

Sone Aluko admits a spell out of the Hull City side left him wondering whether he might have to move on this summer.

Premier League: Peter Whittingham refusing to give up on Cardiff's survival bid

Peter Whittingham believes there is still all to play for as Cardiff City scrap to secure their Premier League status.

Mail Box

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

Worried Liverpool Will Become A Selling Club

Liverpool fans in the mailbox are not too worried about sour grapes from United supporters, but one admits he's scared the Reds could end up selling their best players...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property