Brown: Referee cost us game

Dundee boss John Brown blamed assistant referee Andrew McWilliam for denying his side a Scottish Cup replay as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Dundee United.

Last Updated: 04/03/13 at 07:43 Post Comment

John Brown: Slams referee Andrew McWilliam for a costly error in Dundee's 2-

John Brown: Slams referee Andrew McWilliam for a costly error in Dundee's 2-

Brown claimed McWilliam failed to flag for a throw-in as Gary Mackay-Steven had run the ball out of play on the right wing before Brian McLean headed home Dundee United's first goal in the Dens Park win.

Dundee appealed but the assistant referee did not agree, and although Dundee equalised through Jim McAlister, Mackay-Steven drilled the winner in the 35th minute.

A frustrated Brown said: "I'm pretty bitter about a decision that never went our way, a clear throw-in, that ultimately results in a free-kick that shouldn't have happened.

"I don't really need to talk about how you defend it because that shouldn't come into play if they do their jobs right.

"An official has cost this football club a replay and a chance to get to a semi-final.

"That decision in the first half basically took it out of our hands."

Brown said he spoke to the Scottish Football Association observer, former referee Bob Valentine, after the game.

He said: "The referee supervisor came out and said the ball was out. It's human error but it's a sore one to take.

"I'm 10 yards away and he's right there. How he can't see that.

"I don't want to be throwing it all on the official but that one decision - you need them to be on their game, they don't do it right and it has cost us the game.

"Take that away and it was an even game. But I wish United all the best."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Ander Herrera feels Manchester United squad are following Eric Cantona

Ander Herrera believes Manchester United’s current players share the same passion and determination as Eric Cantona.

La Liga: Luis Suarez's Barcelona debut could come against Real Madrid

Banned striker Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut in the first El Clasico of the new La Liga season.

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid are eyeing a six-trophy campaign this season

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid are targeting an even bigger trophy haul this season.

Mail Box

Definitely Not Getting Giddy Over A Friendly Win

We have some conclusions from Louis van Gaal's perfect start, plus a dismissal of fantasy football, worries about La Liga's greediness and thoughts on Real with Ham-ez...

Defending Woodward With Perspective

One Mailer is telling us to hold fire on our Woodward criticism, whilst we also have some wonderful PFA Team of The year geekery, a well done to Vieira and much more...

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