Jackett: Millwall were denied "clear penalty" in Leeds defeat

© Ian Bines
© Ian Bines

KENNY Jackett was infuriated by referee Michael Jones' decision to deny Millwall what he described as a "clear penalty" in his side's 1-0 defeat to Leeds United.

Whites right-back Sam Byram appeared to handle Alan Dunne's header deep into the second-half at Elland Road, but the Premier League official waived away the Lions claims.

Jones had already awarded Leeds two spot-kicks – the first, taken by Ross McCormack, was saved by David Forde, but Stephen Warnock made no mistake in the 72nd minute.

Jackett said: "I've seen a replay, from a very good angle, and it is a clear handball and a clear penalty. The player's arm is by the side of him and it is a penalty, pure and simple.

"There was a Millwall player waiting just behind him to put the ball in the net from Dunne's header. We should have had a penalty last week when Benik Afobe was fouled against Middlesbrough.

"That did not end up mattering in terms of the result but this decision was a big one. I did not have any complaints with either of Leeds' two penalties but the ref should have given one to us as well.

"It is frustrating. We negated a lot of what Leeds had to offer and had big chances ourselves. Being critical, there were times where we really needed to score to get that first goal.

"The real thing we need to sort out is our home form and we have an opportunity to do that when we play Wolves on Tuesday. Whatever you get away is quite often a bonus."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

15 thoughts on “Jackett: Millwall were denied "clear penalty" in Leeds defeat

  • March 2, 2013 at 17:03
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    Millwall never get decent refs!! The fa give is the worst refs and probably tell them not to award us anything!! Look at when we play west ham away and forde was rugby tackled to the floor before the goal, if that was any other club it would have been a foul on the keeper and a yellow for the offender!!

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  • March 2, 2013 at 17:40
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    Same c*nt of a ref who gave 2 pens to charlton in the 4-4 sent Abdou off wrongly, then Reffed our game at west ham last year when forde was blatantly fouled and they scored from it! We should complain and request never to get this cheating c*nt again

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  • March 2, 2013 at 17:50
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    I think we all knew after bottlegate we'd be getting eff all from the officials. I'm afraid it's down to us boys, we're gonna get no decisions so its a matter of putting our chances away. We need to win our home games now to make sure we are looking up rather than down. If I'm really honest I didn't expect anything up there today, it rarely happens for us up there so lets move on. S*** ref again but listening to it if it weren't for fordey we would have been slaughtered.
    3 points in our biggest game of the season on Tuesday night, a must.

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  • March 2, 2013 at 18:46
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    True mate. If we could hit the net more often then the ref decisions wouldn't matter. Still hate to see us get done out of a game because of some w***** with a whistle.

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    • March 2, 2013 at 18:51
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      Me too, 82. B***** ain't it. Typical millwall, drives me proper mad mate.

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  • March 2, 2013 at 18:50
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    What's new we only get s*** refs, 1.0 to the ref its always gona happen, otherwise we would of came away with a point, that's ok let's move on to safety now and a FA cup quater final, well done to our supporters for all the agg their been through get to ER s*** hole, onwards and upwards COYL mid table

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  • March 2, 2013 at 18:54
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    To be fair I NEVER expect us to get even a point at Leeds so the result hasn't suprised me. But listening to 5 live and hearing the commentators clearly point out we should of had a penalty , and right infront of the same ref who has already given 2 against us in the game, it just makes me fuming that they can literally get away with cheating a team. I know they're human etc but sometimes i think wouldn't shed a tear if I was to hear the ref got done over on his way home.

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  • March 2, 2013 at 19:15
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    I'm don't know what was worse 82, the ref
    or Danny mills mugging us off at every opportunity. Fuming as well pal but its going to be every week now mate

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  • March 2, 2013 at 19:27
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    We will rise again , don't panic as long as we survive I'm fairly confident ( don't know why ) we will sort it out in the summer because I think after jan its clear the chairman and manager have finally realised we can't keep chopping and changing players (strikers mainly) and be successful, their comments after the wood situation indicated i think they know what is required now after being in the top 6 for a while. Jackett has also realised trotter needs competition. All positive signs we just need to win Tuesday otherwise we are back in the mix again.

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  • March 2, 2013 at 20:43
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    Unfortunately we once again have had a s*** ref, seems to be becoming more and more regular. But, we should not be putting ourselves in these positions for the ref to be able to ruin our games.
    We need to start sticking the ball in the back of the net when we get the chance, and also stop making stupid challenges. We back off, and back off til we are in the box and cannot make challenges knowing they are going to ground. We need to stand our ground, make the challenges early outside the box, and we defo need Lowry to stop getting silly bookings. We all love a tough tackler at the club, we love to see a heavy challenge, but it needs to be sensible.
    If we are going to rely on penalty shouts for goals for the rest of the season then it's going to be a long run in. When was the last time we slid a through ball for the alledged 'fast' Tyson or afobe to run onto? A bit of composure on the ball will go a long way, especially out if defence. A few tweaks and I think we have a pretty decent side, all we expect is 100% from our players every game.

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  • March 2, 2013 at 21:14
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    Worth mentioning that Fordey had a good game though, he is an important player for us and appears to be right back in form, despite the new punching technique. Maybe he learnt that from Tyson....boom boom

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  • March 2, 2013 at 21:28
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    You cannot question the workrate, effort and commitment of Forde, Shittu, Henry and abdou this season. Henry has had a brilliant season with us, I think he thrives playing down the wing with smith and has missed him last couple games. He is the one player that we all look to make something happen. Forde has been in excellent form After being dropped end of last season and has come back stronger, shown through becoming Ireland's no1. Abdou gives his heart every game, covering more ground in the pitch than any other player, maybe not the best technically, but makes up for it in commitment. And Shittu has lead by example this year, a proper leader in the absence of Robinson. We just need a couple players and I think we can push on next season.

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  • March 2, 2013 at 22:36
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    Completely agree with glenbur it's frustrating that no one puts a challenge in until they get in the box or close enough to swing a cross in, the defenders dunne for example will keep backing off without putting a challenge in and it's annoying!!

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  • March 4, 2013 at 09:18
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    I wasn't at Leeds, but being an Alan Dunne fan I was expecting to hear him getting a proper coating, however everyone seems to be blaming the ref. I am gad Dunney isn't getting full blame for the pen, but only becuase I like the bloke.

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