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Both sides agree penalty was 'harsh'
Published : 17 Mar 2010 00:24:53Rss feed
Post match reaction from the Ricoh Arena. City celebrate their winner"It's a little bit harsh the penalty for handball, but I felt he missed one earlier on," said Dave Jones after Cardiff's late victory over Coventry. "He actually missed Jay (Bothroyd) being tripped, so I felt it was a deserved win."And Coventry assistant manager Steve Harrison agreed with the Jones, saying: "From the bench, we obviously thought it was harsh."If I'm proved wrong then I'm wrong but I thought he played it against him from possibly three feet away."I haven't seen it on a replay, though, and until I see it we can't really say. But we thought it was a harsh decision."Harrison was speaking on behalf of manager Chris Coleman who for "diplomatic reasons" didn't talk to the press. I guess he was tamping."We need to pick ourselves up and get on with it," Harrison continued."We mustn't take the defeat out of perspective. It's not the be-all and end-all, we've lost a controversial game against Cardiff City."Jones once again had something to say about the officials."There were some strange decisions today, for both teams," he added."At this moment, and I said it on Saturday, I think we're seeing different things sometimes."Their job is hard enough without us always slamming them but I did say on Saturday, the people in higher places have got to start listening to the people who have played the game."Start asking us, and I'm sure if we work hand in hand then I'm sure we'll get it right somewhere along the line."But you can't keep ignoring us because there's too many things going on at the moment.Jones also reserved plenty of praise for his Cardiff side who came from behind to claim all three points, their first on the road in five attempts.He added: "Overall I'm pleased because my players are starting to come back and look a bit sharper."