Rotherham United boss complains about Bristol City penalty decision

Matt Taylor thought Rotherham should have had more than one penalty. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)Matt Taylor thought Rotherham should have had more than one penalty. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)
Matt Taylor thought Rotherham should have had more than one penalty. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Rotherham United had one penalty but Matt Taylor thinks they should have had another against Bristol City.

Rotherham United manager Matty Taylor believed his side deserved two penalties in their 2-1 defeat to Bristol City.

The Millers scored their spot kick awarded when Jordan Hugill netted to get the visitors back on level terms. A cross from Chiedozie Ogbene came in and Zak Vyner was adjudged to have fouled Hugill. It was a decision that incensed Nigel Pearson, earning him a yellow card.

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Earlier in the match after Tommy Conway had opened the scoring, he was brought down in the box by Cameron Humphreys, but it was not awarded. Andi Weimann luckily scored for the Robins in the 91st minute but the opposition boss believed his side should have been awarded another chance from 12-yards.

As Rotherham enjoyed a good spell in the game following a sluggish first-half display, Shane Ferguson hit the post with Max O’Leary well beaten. Rotherham attacked on the follow-up, but the referee deemed it not to be a foul.

He said: “It should have been a penalty. There were three penalty incidents in the game, I think he’s got two decisions right.

“In terms of Cam Humphrey’s hasn’t fouled the lad in the first half, it’s a clear penalty on Jordan and that rebound is unfortunately a penalty.

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“It’s nitpicking in terms of the referees performance, I know he was put under pressure.”

The former Exeter City manager was able to preserve praise for today’s victors though and was complimentary of the attack. Conway was on the score sheet whilst Sam Bell caused problems throughout the match.

“We were just a little bit off it first half,” he said.

“Credit to the way Bristol City started, their front four worked hard so well and they got their first. They’re not big physical players but they move so well. I was really impressed with that.”

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