Allardyce: Schwarzer should have walked

18 September 2010 07:30
Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce believed Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer should have been sent off in the 1-1 draw against Fulham. Fulham manager Mark Hughes was left fuming after referee Anthony Taylor controversially allowed Chris Samba's goal to stand despite an obvious shove by El Hadji Diouf on Schwarzer But Allardyce insisted the Australia international keeper should have been dismissed earlier for handling Morten Gamst Pedersen's chip outside the area. "We have got away with that perhaps but we were exposing Mark Schwarzer's weaknesses and he handled outside the box blatantly," said Allardyce. "The referee's in a fantastic position to see and he should be sending him off and he doesn't. We've exposed one of their weaknesses in that the keeper's not great on balls into the box." Allardyce insisted that Rovers should also have been awarded two penalties for challenges on both Dioufs - El Hadji and Mame Biram. He added: "On 67 minutes (Stephen) Kelly headbutts Diouf and 999 times out of 1,000 if it's outside the box he blows up for a free-kick and a dangerous challenge and probably books him. We had control of the game and it was disappointing in the second half we got edgy, lost our rhythm and let Fulham back into it."

Source: PA