DW Stadium

Next Game

Wigan v Millwall

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

DW Stadium

Last Game

Wigan 0 - 0 Brentford

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

King unhappy with referee

Macclesfield Town manager Steve King was unhappy with referee Roger East following the 1-0 FA Cup fourth round defeat by Wigan Athletic.

Last Updated: 26/01/13 at 20:13 Post Comment

Steve King: Macclesfield boss unhappy with referee

Steve King: Macclesfield boss unhappy with referee

Jordi Gomez's seventh-minute penalty sent Wigan into the last 16, but Macclesfield had shouts for a spot-kick of their own in each half.

East waved play on after each incident, but King felt the official denied the non-league the club the chance to cause a massive upset.

"I'm gutted really. I think we dominated the whole game," King said.

"They had a 10 minute spell after they scored where they kept the ball. We should have had a penalty in the first half. I've just seen it on the TV again when Waide Fairhurst got pushed straight through the back. How he (East) has not given that, I can't believe it.

"The big decisions, he got one right and he got one wrong. Theirs was a penalty, no problem, but ours was a stonewall penalty.

"As he came out at half-time I said: 'Have a look' but he wouldn't look. I said: 'My number's in there so ring me and apologise to me tomorrow' and he said: 'I will'.

"How he can't see it from 10 yards away with no bodies in the way, he's just pushed him through the back. That's a massive decision, but the flipside to that is the boys have done magnificently well. They really worked their socks off and I thought they were fantastic."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

B

alotelli would've scored if the goals height was 3 times higher too...

footyfan52
Rodgers defends Balotelli

A

s if storey would ever get invited on a stag do

dooby
Does Wenger Know He's To Blame?

I

disagree. We sit here in our ivory towers looking down our noses at people we perceive tio be thick, but if Harry Redknapp and Tim Sherwood can do it, frankly, anyone can.........

HarryBoulton
Roy: Rooney can become manager

Footer 365

Government reveal plans aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs

The Government has revealed plans to establish a group of experts aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs.

Louis van Gaal felt individual errors spoiled a good display from Manchester United in draw at West Brom

Louis van Gaal felt that Manchester United produced their 'best match of the season', despite the 2-2 draw at West Brom.

Premier League: QPR forward Adel Taarabt criticises Harry Redknapp over claims he is unfit

QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.

Mail Box

Reimbursing Fans? How Patronising...

It's something of a return to form for the mailbox with mails on Southampton (Liverpool fans are cynical), the gorgeous Graziano Pelle, Arsenal, Spurs and more...

Let's Face It, Liverpool Were Utter Dross

It's a reactive Monday morning Mailbox. Liverpool fans are getting pretty sodding worried, whilst we have the latest on the Southampton CRISIS. Plus, well done Michael Oliver...

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