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Davies dismayed by ref decision

08 Feb 2010 09:53:30

Davies dismayed by ref decision

Bolton captain Kevin Davies claims referee Mark Clattenburg denied him a legitimate goal on Saturday because of "something personal".Davies thought he had headed a late winner against Fulham at the Reebok Stadium only for Clattenburg to disallow his effort for a push on Brede Hangeland.Television replays appeared to show minimal contact between the pair and Davies, renowned for his physicality, feels his reputation has gone before him. The 32-year-old has had issues with Clattenburg before and has been booked by the official four times this season alone."It was a clear goal for me," said Davies. "Having watched it again, the referee said I put two hands in his back - but I can't see it."I think he [Hangeland] got under the ball and I just outjumped him. His reaction - he hit the floor and he knew it was a fair goal."When I saw who was the referee I didn't expect to get anything off him. Over the years I have never got much from him. Numerous bookings over the years - I don't know, I have always felt there is something personal there."


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