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Coyle fumes after Bridge loss

14 Apr 2010 - 09:41:24

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle was furious after seeing his side denied penalties on two occasions during their narrow 1-0 defeat at Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The Trotters felt that handball decisions should have been given against Didier Drogba and John Terry, with the game eventually decided by a goal from former Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka.

An angry Coyle commented: "They weren't claims for a penalty, they were stonewall penalties. I knew it at the time.

"Didier Drogba is a world-class player, but looking at this replay he could be a world-class volleyball player. We're fighting for our lives to try and stay in the division.

"I've asked the linesman about it after the game, but he's said it hit his shoulder. He needs to take another look at that.

"It's the same story, we've been to big places before and things don't go your way. It's not about luck, we're not asking for anything we're not due."

"I thought we offered an awful lot to the game and I'm bitterly disappointed to leave with no points. I thought the lads did fantastic, we had a great shape to us and I thought they were outstanding for the duration of the match.

"The lads deserve more than they got, that's for sure."


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