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Thorn bemoans 'blatant' penalty

Andy Thorn thought Coventry were denied a "blatant" penalty as they started life in League One with a 1-1 draw at Yeovil.

Last Updated: 19/08/12 at 18:04

Thorn: Appealed for penalty

Thorn: Appealed for penalty

In the first ever match between the sides, Cody McDonald's early opener was cancelled out by a Richard Hinds header at Huish Park as both sides shared the spoils.

However, the visitors, playing their first game in the third flight of English football in 48 years, thought they should have been awarded a late penalty as McDonald tangled with Byron Webster.

Thorn said: "Cody McDonald could have had a hat-trick. He was pulled down for a penalty and on another day you never know. We created enough chances to win the game. I've seen it on the video and it's a blatant penalty, but we're pleased to get the season underway.

"The first half was a typical first game of the season where everyone was a bit on the edge, and the occasion got to us. When we scored I thought we settled down, but we are very disappointed with the goal we conceded.

"I didn't think we really played at the top of our game, but still created lots of chances, so that's encouraging. It's a point away from home on the first day of the season against a tough team. Now we need to kick on."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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