Monk: It was never a penalty

Garry Monk felt the referee made a mistake when he awarded a penalty for Chico Flores' foul on Glenn Murray as Swansea were held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium.

Last Updated: 02/03/14 at 22:20 Post Comment

Chico Flores: Saw red but Garry Monk did not think it was a penalty

Chico Flores: Saw red but Garry Monk did not think it was a penalty

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Flores received his marching orders for bringing down Murray, who scored the subsequent spot-kick to earn a share of the spoils for Palace on Sunday.

But Monk felt the offence was outside the box and referee Mike Dean was wrong to award the spot-kick.

He told Sky Sports: "Clearly outside the area. It's blatant to see - I've seen it back on TV and the contact's outside.

"The referee decided to make a decision from 60 to 70 yards away. I looked straight at him as well so he never conferred with his linesman on that side.

Quite bizarre

"The linesman wasn't flagging for anything, and he (the referee) has made a bad decision. He's obviously gone on what on he thought was instinct but how can you see from 60-70 yards? I find that quite bizarre.

"Okay, maybe it was the last man in terms of that (the red card), so I'm not necessarily grumbling about that, but the penalty itself was clearly outside the area."

Monk was very happy with his side's effort following a 3-1 Europa League defeat at Napoli on Thursday.

"I knew it was going to be tough for the boys second half, with the energy levels," added the Swans boss. "There was the early substitutions as well where the boys were fatiguing. I knew that was going to come and second half it was going to be hard for us.

"But I thought, after the sending-off as well, we dug in real deep and that's all you can ask from the boys.

"Okay, we didn't pass the ball as well as we could have second half but I think that was more down to us in terms of probably fatigue levels, because of the weeks that we've just had.

"But next best thing is if you can't win a game, make sure you don't lose it and they did that today."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

h ha ha, excellent. Let's hope he goes on the run. Then they hunt piggy down for scoffing all the apples. At least he's done something right - he has united football fans, regardless of who they support, against FIFA and all those at the top who have been bleeding the game for their own means and giving nothing back.

GVMUFC
Blatter 'under investigation'

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

Footer 365

Mourinho 'not interested' in Griezmann

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out making a move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer.

United fail with Varane and Bale bids

Manchester United have failed with a €150million bid for Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale but want Atletico Madrid's Joao Miranda, claim reports.

Costa 'so happy' at Chelsea - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims Diego Costa is unhappy at Chelsea, insisting he is 'responsible for the good atmosphere' at Stamford Bridge.

Mail Box

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

Liverpool 2015 Feels Like Liverpool 2011...

One Mailer says Benteke = Carroll, Bellamy = Milner and Clyne = Downing. Plus we have U21 Euro impatience, farewell Rio, Rafa Benitez, Milner, FIFA and title play-offs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company