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Kirkland says 'C'mon Ref Admit the Mistake'

Kirkland says 'C'mon Ref Admit the Mistake'

Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has joined the debate about Antonio Valencia`s sending off yesterday by Alan Wiley following two yellow cards in the game at Liverpool

Kirkland says that the first booking is the crucial one and that it was down to the ref 'bottling it` when all the Liverpool players had their arms aloft after Gerrard fluffed at the free-kick, Kirkland told reporters:

'Hopefully the ref will come out and admit he has made a mistake, that's all you want, and if he does that fair enough. But we feel very hard done by.

'The first yellow was not a booking, Antonio did nothing wrong. The lad touched the ball and Antonio charged it down.

'But because of the commotion with all the Liverpool players, when all their hands went up, the ref's bottled the decision.

'They have a tough job, referees, but it was as clear as daylight that he shouldn't have been booked.

'It's difficult enough with 11 men at Anfield, never mind ten, and that was a big turning point.'


The big keeper may have been left shaking his head by the performance of Wiley but he was full of admiration at the performance of his team mate Amr Zaki, Kirkland thought he was superb and led the line brilliantly for the Latics, he said:

"That's what he does, give him a chance and at the minute everything's going in for him. Hopefully he can continue to do that and we can tighten up at the back and keep a few clean sheets.

'His second goal was a great finish. He's top scorer in the league now and hopefully he can carry on, and if we can sort other things out we will be OK.

'He's different because all he has on his mind is scoring goals, and if he does that we will win more games than we lose.

'Amr is a physical handful and I am sure defenders hate playing against him.

'He runs a lot, he's a bit of a battering ram and he has scored eight goals in as many games, and hopefully can carry on doing that.

'He's the same in training - you don't notice him and then `Bang!' he's scored a goal.'


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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday October 19 2008
Time: 6:56PM

Comments

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We had better stop moaning about this now or we will be labled whingers! We were robbed though;)
worbo
19/10/2008 19:01:00
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IS IT TRUE HE'S BEEN RED CARDED IN TWO SUCCESSIVE GAMES NOW?
merlin
19/10/2008 19:23:00
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Yeah, should be 1 though
Jonni_G
19/10/2008 21:51:00
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