Neil Warnock was furious with the referee as Middlesbrough fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Norwich City yesterday.
The loss means Boro are now without a win in three, and they trail the top six by four points.
However, the boss will have been encouraged by certain aspects of their play, whilst they were unfortunate not to take the lead after Marcus Tavernier slipped when takin a penalty at 0-0.
Speaking to Teesside Live after the game though, Warnock had one moment on his mind, as he was livid with official Tony Harrington for failing to show Jacob Sorensen a second yellow card for a foul on Sam Folarin.
“Why haven’t we got officials that know what they are doing. It is a disgrace. I wish you could speak to him because when he tells me Sam is not going to catch it and you look at the video, one cut of grass, he will have three more cuts of grass before he is in the box. Why is he saying that? Is he telling a lie, or did he actually think that? I will have to write it down and ask. Did he see that?
“Honestly the laws of the game, the people running it now … Mike Riley, that was like Mike Riley Part II today watching him. He will probably end up running the referees association this guy.”
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You can understand why Warnock was unhappy as you would’ve expected Sorensen to be shown a second yellow.
Whether they would have fought back to get a point is unknown, as there was only ten minutes to play, but it certainly wouldn’t have done Boro any harm to be playing against ten!
Overall, it was a hugely frustrating afternoon for Warnock’s side, which is probably why he was so angry at full-time. They should’ve gone one up with the penalty and then it’s a completely different game, but it wasn’t to be.
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