Norwich boss Neil unhappy with referee decisions

Date published: Sunday 22nd November 2015 2:18

Alex Neil: Wants better from Norwich City against Everton

Alex Neil: Wants better from Norwich City against Everton

Norwich City manager Alex Neil admits he is becoming frustrated with the amount of refereeing decisions not going his side’s way this season.

Neil was speaking after the Canaries were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with Diego Costa netting the winner for the reigning champions.

However the Scot was left to ponder what might have been and felt aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty when Willian clumsily challenged Robbie Brady.

“I generally don’t say anything about referees because they have a hard enough job but it is getting extremely frustrating,” he said.

“When you are one of the smaller clubs it becomes extremely difficult to accept because those minor decisions mean a great deal to us as we might not have five or six opportunities to score.

“So when you do feel you deserve a penalty you would like it to be awarded. That is where the frustration lies.”

However Neil accepts that his side were culpable in the build up to Costa’s winner.

“That little lapse in concentration ultimately cost us the match,” he added.

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