Macron Stadium

Next Game

Bolton v Blackburn

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Ewood Park

Last Game

Blackburn 2 - 0 Charlton

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Appleton fumes after draw

Blackburn boss Michael Appleton had to bite his tongue after his side dropped two vital points in the closing seconds of the 1-1 draw with Brighton.

Last Updated: 23/01/13 at 10:57 Post Comment

Michael Appleton: Smile turned to a frown late in 1-1 draw with Brighton

Michael Appleton: Smile turned to a frown late in 1-1 draw with Brighton

David Lopez was bundled over by David Goodwillie five minutes into injury-time and picked himself up to score from the penalty spot to send the Seagulls home with a point.

But Appleton revealed that fourth official Peter Wright was urging referee Robert Madley to blow for full-time moments before the decisive incident took place.

He said: "The most disappointing thing - I've got to be careful what I say a little bit - is for 45 seconds the fourth official is screaming down his mic to the referee 'that it's, it's done, it's finished'.

"So to concede after that is disappointing. Having said that, it was a silly challenge from David - he knows that - and it's cost us.

"We did look comfortable. We controlled the game in terms of we knew exactly how Brighton play - there was a gameplan in terms of how we would set up and how we would deal with it.

"Their keeper was certainly a lot busier than our goalkeeper on the night.

"I think if we'd have got the second goal we'd have won the game comfortably."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Villa hold United, Saints win

Aston Villa ended Manchester United's winning run with a 1-1 draw, while Southampton arrested their slump with a 3-0 victory over Everton.

Premier League round-up: Manchester United held by 10-man Aston Villa, as City and West Ham claim home wins

Manchester United drew 1-1 away to Aston Villa on Saturday, as top-four rivals Man City and West Ham claimed home wins.

Scottish Premiership: Martin Canning earns Hamilton win over former team Ross County

Former Ross County player Martin Canning came back to haunt his old side as his goal helped Hamilton earn a 1-0 win.

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

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