Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill blasts ref Howard Webb

12 April 2010 09:57
Martin O'Neill will today demand an explanation from referees' boss Mike Riley for Howard Webb's Wembley display. [LNB]The Aston Villa manager is furious over what he claims were two poor decisions - Webb's refusal to award a penalty when John Mikel Obi fouled Gabby Agbonlahor and the referee's failure to send off John Terry for an horrific tackle on James Milner. [LNB]O'Neill said: 'There is a no doubt it is a sending-off. It was desperately poor and I'm just delighted that James was still fit to play. He could have been out for a long, long time. [LNB] Not a leg to stand on: Aston Villa midfielder James Milneris the victim of a horror tackle fromJohn Terry, much to the disgust of manager Martin O'Neill[LNB]'I'll be contacting Mike. I spoke to him over the decision in the Carling Cup (not to send off Nemanja Vidic for a foul on Agbonlahor). [LNB]'He was fair and sympathised. I'm sure he will sympathise with my plight on Monday. [LNB]'I hate maligning referees. It's an incredibly difficult job. But I thought that today was poor. It was straightforward and game-changing. [LNB] Having words: Like Stewart Downing, O'Neill wants to probe ref Howard Webb[LNB]'I don't know why people don't just apply the laws and do it. [LNB]'There wasn't a person in the stadium, including the players, who didn't think it was a penalty. I think Chelsea have accepted that.'[LNB] Aston Villa 0 Chelsea 3: Only the double will do for back on track TerryAston Villa boss O'Neill accuses Terry of trying to end Milner's career ASTON VILLA FC

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