Allardyce to lodge referee complaint
lackburn boss Sam Allardyce is to complain to Premier League chiefs about Anthony Taylor's handling of Saturday's match against Fulham. Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce will make his displeasure at match official Anthony Taylor known to Premier League referees chiefs after his side were held at home by Fulham. Allardyce claimed Blackburn should have been awarded two penalties and that visiting keeper Mark Schwarzer should have been sent off for handling outside the area. Taylor, the subject of criticism from Sunderland boss Steve Bruce earlier this season, also got it in the neck from Fulham manager Mark Hughes for allowing Chris Samba's goal for Blackburn despite a clear push by El Hadji Diouf. Allardyce said: "The only person that made the game difficult was the referee. It was not a tough game to referee but he made both managers, both sets of players and both sets of fans angry. "It's my job to point out those things and I will do that through the correct channels this week." Allardyce admitted that Diouf had committed a foul but claimed that Schwarzer should have been sent off 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." Allardyce insisted that Rovers should also have been awarded two penalties for challenges on both Dioufs - El Hadji and Mame Biram.
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