Irvine irked by penalty shouts

29 September 2010 12:00
Sheffield Wednesday boss Alan Irvine felt his side had two decent penalty shouts turned down in their goalless draw with Oldham. Irvine was relieved to end a run of four straight defeats and pick up a point despite Clinton Morrison and Marcus Tudgay both going down under challenges in the area and having their claims waved away. He said: "It was a tough game. I have seen quite a lot of Oldham both live and on video, and they are a very hard-working side with the ability to cause you problems. "I felt that we did okay again up until the final third, but despite putting in some good crosses, we didn't get anyone on the end of them when we had people in good positions. "We played with plenty of spirit but just perhaps lacked a bit quality at times especially at the sharp end. Obviously I would have liked to have been talking about a win but to halt the losing run is important. "I thought we should have had two penalties as we had a couple of fairly strong claims. You can see straight away by the reaction of their player after the barge on Clinton Morrison, when he puts his arms up in the air to protest his innocence that we had a case but I certainly thought it was a penalty and there was a huge shout in the second-half for a challenge on Marcus Tudgay too."

Source: PA