Duo agree to disagree after draw

15 August 2010 05:00
Rival managers Billy Davies and Simon Grayson had different views on the incident involving Nottingham Forest's Chris Gunter and Leeds' Sanchez Watt in the 1-1 draw at The City Ground. Gunter and Watt were both booked by referee Tony Bates following an unsightly fracas in the closing stages. The Forest player petulantly stamped on the foot of Watt after the forward had trodden on his toes moments earlier. Leeds boss Grayson said: "The referee has got the wrong decision. I have seen it and the Forest player is a lucky boy, it's a blatant stamp. I don't know how the referee came to give two yellow cards, it's a strange decision that's been made." But Forest manager Davies countered: "I have watched the video and there was a stamp on my goalkeeper Lee Camp before the other incident. Gunter was also clearly stamped on and has then reacted very naively. Gunter should not have got involved and was not as professional as he should have been." Both managers agreed, however, that the game should have been sewn up by Forest before half-time as they blitzed Leeds but only had a Dexter Blackstock goal to show for it. Davies added: "The game should have been over and done with after the first 35 minutes. If it had been a boxing match it would have been stopped."

Source: PA

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