Holloway critical of Webb display

19 March 2011 07:33
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway criticised referee Howard Webb's display after his side were denied a win by Blackburn.Holloway said goals for both sides in the 2-2 draw should not have stood, including the injury-time equaliser from Blackburn's Junior Hoilett. [LNB]"I thought the referee had a bit of a stinker. Was [our goal] a penalty? I don't think so," he said. [LNB]"But it shouldn't be balanced out with more bad decisions at the end and it was, unfortunately." [LNB]The Tangerines boss disputed the award of a free-kick that led to Hoilett's 93rd-minute header, which keeps the Lancashire rivals locked together on 33 points each. [LNB]"Was that a free-kick on the halfway line that led to that huge boot into our box [from goalkeeper Paul Robinson]?" said Holloway. [LNB]"My centre-half's fuming with [Webb] and my centre-forward's absolutely spitting feathers because he thought it was nothing like a free-kick."[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Kean praises Blackburn spirit[LNB]Blackpool raced into a 2-0 lead in the match courtesy of two goals from midfielder Charlie Adam, although Holloway admitted that the penalty leading to Adam's opener should not have been given. [LNB]"It was a great move but it bobbled off their defender then my centre-forward fell over. There was contact but he'd already had his shot. I thought it was a corner," said Holloway. [LNB]Rovers manager Steve Kean was more philosophical about the penalty award that led to the visitors going 1-0 ahead. [LNB]"In the last couple of games we've been on the wrong end of decisions that normally are not given," said Kean. [LNB]"Howard [Webb] said he had to make a call on it and I respect the decision but I just hope there's enough time in the season for us to get a couple of ones that are not normally given."

Source: BBC_Sport