Charlton boss slams referee

Charlton manager Chris Powell was critical of referee Darren Deadman after their 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

Last Updated: 27/04/13 at 21:57 Post Comment

Chris Powell: Critical of referee in 2-2 draw with Middlesrough

Chris Powell: Critical of referee in 2-2 draw with Middlesrough

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Deadman rejected penalty claims from both sides and ruled a Ricardo Fuller goal offside to leave Powell frustrated.

The Addicks were 2-0 up with just 17 minutes on the clock after Bradley Pritchard scored the opener and Rhys Williams put through his own net.

Boro battled back after the break with Marvin Emnes and Scott McDonald on target in the final 15 minutes of the game to secure a point but it was Deadman who was the object of Powell's post-match comments.

"It is exasperating. For me the officials have got some big decisions wrong today and that is disappointing and frustrating," he said.

"There was what looked like a clear-cut penalty in the first half and another in the second - and if you ask Tony he will tell you that Middlesbrough might have had one as well.

"That said, I was pleased with the performance if not the result.

"We started off very well and were in a good place and maybe we let it drift a little and that left me a bit frustrated.

"It was a real shame we couldn't convert some of the really good chances we had."

The result means Charlton cannot be promoted, despite a late surge of form, to leave Powell proud of how they have played in their first season back in the Championship following promotion.

"I'm pleased with the way the team have performed after coming up a league," added Powell.

"It is a credit to the group and bodes well for next season."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ow are people still backing Arsenal for the title? It's like you're predicting the tide not to come in; Arsenal will finish third or fourth and make the quarter final of the Champions League. It was ever thus.

thefuldutch
F365's Season Predictions

N

othing screams 'Panic!!' when your new manager brings Fellaini on as a sub for your star signing of the summer and within 5 minutes you concede the winner. I know it is only the first game in but I would seriously be sh1**ng myself I was a Man Utd supporter. This has the potential of being very nasty indeed.

stevemelbourne
Now Are You Nervous, Louis?

I

n the words of Pete Townsend, meet the new boss, the same as the old boss. Though I would comment that it's 3 more points than we picked up in the same fixture last year, so that's a 100% improvement.

uncle monty
No Sign That Liverpool Will Lessen Attacking Intent

Footer 365

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants rival Petr Cech to stay

Thibaut Courtois wants Petr Cech, his rival for the Chelsea goalkeeper's jersey, to stay at the club.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams decision to send off Aaron Ramsey

Arsene Wenger described Aaron Ramsey's dismissal as "unacceptable" after Arsenal picked up a 0-0 draw at Besiktas.

Sky Bet Championship: Nottingham Forest go top, level with Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall

Nottingham Forest came from behind to replace Bournemouth at the top, level with Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall.

Mail Box

Dear Brendan, Please Sign Di Maria

That's the request to Brendan Rodgers in the mailbox, and not just because it would annoy Man United fans. Plus, more thoughts on why Arsenal didn't want Cescy back...

Man United Fans Still Pining For Mourinho

The morning mailbox ponders where United might be now had the club appointed Jose Mourinho last season, while Chelsea fans are getting very excited...

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