X

Thursday 20
June

Newcastle United

Benitez takes aim at ref

12th February 2019, 03:11 by Michael Holland

Rafa Benitez questioned referee Graham Scott after Newcastle were denied a win by Wolves' late controversial equaliser.

Willy Boly's injury-time header earned a 1-1 draw at Molineux after Isaac Hayden's second-half opener, but Benitez thinks it should not have been allowed to stand.

The defender challenged Toon goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Adama Traore's looping cross to nod in from a yard out.

It denied the Magpies a precious victory in their fight against relegation and they remain just a point above the Premier League drop zone.

It was the second time Newcastle had conceded an injury time goal to Wolves after Matt Doherty's winner in December, and Benitez was not happy.

The Spaniard said: "In England they don't understand the rules. I can say many things but it will not change anything.

"I didn't like the challenge at the end. You have to protect the keeper. We have been here for years and it's still very difficult to explain that.

"Maybe it's a foul before on (Miguel) Almiron too, you can say many things but it won't change what happened, like in the first game.

"It is a bad way to concede. We had one more point but it is a pity because we could have had three.

"You can analyse it but I'm really disappointed to concede this way against a good team."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

More Newcastle United

Newcastle United

McCracken on Newcastle's radar

19th June 2019, 17:43

Newcastle United are interested in Norwich City goalkeeper Jon McCracken, according to reports in the British press.

Newcastle United

Red Devils move in for Longstaff

19th June 2019, 10:54

Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with the representatives of Newcastle United's Sean Longstaff over a summer move.

Newcastle United

Chinese interest casts doubt over Benitez' future

18th June 2019, 12:36

Rafael Benitez' future at Newcastle has taken a new twist following reports of a contract offer from Chinese club Dalian Yifang.

Newcastle United

Newcastle weighing up Savarino bid

18th June 2019, 10:19

Newcastle are set to rival West Ham to the signing of winger Jefferson Savarino, who currently plays for Real Salt Lake.

Newcastle United

Magpies line up Targett

17th June 2019, 15:25

Newcastle United are ready to make another offer for Southampton left-back Matt Targett, reports claim.

Newcastle United

Gudelj on Magpies' radar

17th June 2019, 14:43

Newcastle United are reportedly keen on signing Serbian midfielder Nemanja Gudelj from Guangzhou Evergrande.

Recent Sport Headlines

Golf

I am mentally tired - Koepka

20th June 2019, 08:02

Brooks Koepka says he will be ready for the Travelers Championship despite admitting to being mentally drained following the US Open.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs target ready to decide on future

20th June 2019, 05:16

Tottenham target Joachim Andersen will make a decision on his future shortly and has set his sights on a move to a big club.

Manchester City

Juve star closing on City move

20th June 2019, 05:01

Manchester City are reported to be locked in talks with Juventus over a deal to sign Portuguese full-back Joao Cancelo.

Manchester United

Juventus to tempt United with Costa

20th June 2019, 04:39

Juventus are ready to offer Manchester United Douglas Costa plus cash in the hope of signing midfielder Paul Pogba.

Liverpool

Sporting ace not a Reds target

20th June 2019, 04:39

Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes is not a Liverpool target despite reports suggesting they are keen to do a deal.

Bournemouth

United want Cherries star

20th June 2019, 03:55

Bournemouth are bracing themselves for interest in David Brooks as Manchester United are lining up a swoop.

Arsenal

Cherries star too pricey for Gunners

20th June 2019, 03:41

Arsenal will have to pay £25million if they are to have chance of signing Ryan Fraser from Bournemouth this summer.

Chelsea

Tykes snap up Chelsea keeper

20th June 2019, 03:21

Chelsea goalkeeper Brad Collins has cut all ties with the club and has joined Barnsley on a four-year deal.