Bristol news Former Bristol City defender unhappy at Keith Stroud's decisions in Derby loss MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Liam Rosenior could not understand why his side was not given a penalty in 1-0 loss at the weekend.
Breaking News ! Plenty of Bristol City fans have been angered by English referee Keith Stroud's officiating over the years. Stroud has dished out red cards to City's Nathan Baker previously (against QPR in 2018) and before this season the Robins had taken just 12 points from 17 games refereed by Stroud. And so on Saturday home supporters may have been fearing the worst as the 51-year-old from Hampshire. Fair play, in every sense, to referee Stroud then who oversaw a good game at the weekend (and has now overseen two City wins in succession after he refereed the win at Nottingham Forest too), as Dean Holden's side grabbed the three points, though there were several late penalty decisions to go the way of City. On this occasion it was the opposition getting irate. Read More Related Articles That Rooney and Diedhiou link-up, Martin's old pals, Red Army - Bristol City moments missed And following the match former Bristol City player Liam Rosenior was the one expressing frustration. "He [Jamie Paterson] pulled him [Duane Holmes] back in the box, he gets a yellow card, and the penalty is not given!" said the former City full-back now part of the Rams' four-man interim coaching team. "I have watched a lot of football in my life, and I have never seen that," he said of a first-half decision that went for the Robins.
. It is a clear penalty because he [the referee] books him, so there is a foul. So give the penalty, I don't understand how he cannot give a penalty in that situation. "To make matters worse for us there is a clear penalty on Matt Clarke in the last minutes of the game," he added.
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Rosenior, who played at Ashton Gate from 2002-03, did recognise the bit of quality play that City served up to win the game though, as a former Ram made the difference: "It hurts to lose. It was a real moment of quality from Jamie Paterson with the pass down the wing," he said after the game. Derby County remain bottom of the Championship while Bristol City have soared up to third. The Robins play Watford next, while Rooney and co take on Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
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