Sousa in 'shock' over penalty snub

07 March 2010 01:29
Sousa had seen Swansea denied what looked a stonewall penalty against Darren Pratley and then not been given an offside decision which would have prevented the corner from which Forest scored the winner.[LNB]The Swansea boss said: "People who make mistakes are only human but what concerns me is that it is happening week by week with us.[LNB]"The stadium was in shock when we were not awarded the penalty. Everyone could see that it was but we didn't get what we deserved.[LNB]"If the decisions in our games had been the right decisions we would be close to the top of the division by now. It's happening too often and I hope someone can explain the situation to me.[LNB]"We are a team playing well, always looking to win games and gaining respect from the opposition but there is nothing we can do when we receive decisions like the ones we did.[LNB]"But we need to stand up our heads because we need to feel proud."[LNB]The win, which puts Forest back into an automatic promotion spot, came from a Lewis McGugan corner that Swansea felt should have been a free-kick in their favour.[LNB]But Chambers arrived at the far post to head home from close range after the otherwise faultless Swansea goalkeeper Dorus De Vries flapped at the corner.[LNB]The other flashpoint moment came in the 73rd minute when Chris Cohen bundled over Pratley from a cross by Mark Gower but the referee waved away Swansea's frantic appeals for the spot-kick.[LNB]It was a decision that Forest boss Billy Davies admitted would have upset him had he been on the receiving end of it.[LNB]He admitted: "I would not have been happy about it but what goes around comes around and we have had decisions go against us in a lot of games.[LNB]"On the balance of play I thought we just about deserved the win. We created the better chances.[LNB]"We should have gone ahead but Chris Cohen tried not to get his hair dirty when he had the chance to give us the lead.[LNB]"It's a big, big win for us and it's a tremendous achievement for this side to be where they are at this point of the season.[LNB]"This time last year 75% of them were fighting relegation and they deserve enormous credit for getting this club where it is now."[LNB]The one downside for Forest was an early injury to influential skipper Paul McKenna which threatens to take him out of their promotion bid.[LNB][LNB]

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