Thursday, July 2
Collect News Data
Feb 15, 2020 at 3pm UK
BirminghamBirmingham City
FT(HT: 1-1)
Pinnock (17')

Birmingham boss Pep Clotet questions penalty calls

:Headline: Birmingham boss Pep Clotet questions penalty calls:
Pep Clotet felt his side should have had two spot-kicks.

Birmingham manager Pep Clotet insists his team should have had two penalties in their 1-1 draw with Brentford.

Ethan Pinnock scored his first goal for the Bees four minutes after Lukas Jutkiewicz's 13th-minute opener but then appeared to get away with handling a deep cross to the far post in the box late on.

"The rule is very simple, he touched the ball with the hand," said Clotet. "They won the control of the ball thanks to that action.

"We have had penalties against us this season for handball that are not even close to what that was. But I respect the referee's decision."

Clotet also felt the Blues should have had a penalty for a challenge on Scott Hogan, which left the ex-Brentford striker with a swollen ankle.

"I could hear the contact from the bench – it's simple," said Clotet. "The foot was in the air so it was clear contact with a foot against a foot, it disrupted his shot.

"If that is not a penalty and if the handball is not a penalty, then what? But if they don't give it, it doesn't matter.

"We are assessing Scott's ankle at the minute. It was a clear contact on his ankle in the box – a clear contact. The injury proves it."

Brentford boss Thomas Frank admitted Pinnock handled the ball but said it was not a penalty.

"I think the ball touched his hand, I agree it hit his hand but it's not a penalty," he said.

"He doesn't move his arm towards the ball. But then there was shout for us to have a penalty where it touched the Birmingham player's hand but I'm quite calm about this situation.

"I don't think it's a penalty. I think it's a very difficult rule to manage but that's where it is."

Frank praised his side's spirit as they withstood late pressure in torrential conditions.

"We showed great character great resilience and showed we are growing to be a consistent and a top team," he said.

"Especially after the equaliser we had some very good chances. For example the chance that fell to Ollie Watkins. We needed to get on the end of it.

"We dominated but if we want to win these types of match we need to take the chances we had or try to be even more cool in the decisive moment."

body check tags ::

amp_article_389839 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2020-02-15 21:32:56:
html db last update - 2020-06-30 08:49:24 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Pep Clotet

Click here for more stories about Birmingham City

Share this article now:
Show comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Championship week 33 predictions including West Brom vs. Nottingham Forest
Result: Manchester City thump new champions Liverpool at the Etihad
Preview: Fulham vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Championship Table
1Leeds UnitedLeeds40229960332775
2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom402014667382974
4Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest401813953401367
6Cardiff CityCardiff40151695751661
7Derby CountyDerby401612125552360
8Swansea CitySwansea401415115047357
9Preston North EndPreston40169155250257
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn401511145550556
12Bristol City401510155359-655
13Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds401410164954-552
14Wigan AthleticWigan401311164550-550
15Queens Park RangersQPR40148185966-750
17Birmingham CityBirmingham401213155163-1249
18Charlton AthleticCharlton401210184654-846
19Hull City40129195468-1445
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield40129194963-1445
22Stoke CityStoke40127215061-1143
24Luton TownLuton40117224673-2740
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
2Manchester CityMan City32213881334866
3Leicester CityLeicester32167960312955
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd321410851312052
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves321313645341152
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd32121193332147
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs32129115144745
12Crystal Palace32119122837-942
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle32119123343-1042
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton32712133444-1033
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham3286183856-1830
18Aston Villa3276193660-2427
20Norwich CityNorwich3256212560-3521
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.