UK time is: 21:08:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Coppell Aggrieved by Penalty

Steve Coppell has spoken out about the legitimacy of Newcastle`s penalty and equaliser in last night`s league game.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports News, the Reading boss said he and his team felt very much aggrieved by Rob Style`s decision that altered the state off the game and contributed to the 3-2 score-line that sunk Reading and ended their four game winning streak.

'Having got ourselves in a good position, my players are adamant the penalty, which changed the game, should never have been.

'For us it is disappointing to give away a lead at half-time."

The controversial penalty was won by Obafemi Martins after the referee perceived the striker was felled by defender Ibrahima Sonko. Martins converted the penalty moments later and levelled the score.

But despite contesting the penalty Coppell was typically calm and had a characteristic blasÚ attitude:

'Having seen the angle of the referee, he could never have seen whether there was contact on the ball or not

'It is a sign of our progress we have come here and taken part in an entertaining game, but it is disappointing we have come away with nothing."

A win last night would have boosted the Royals into third place, with 3points over any of their rivals.

Coppell summed up the game as: 'A massive frustration and disappointment.'
But what do you think? Was the incident worthy of a penalty in your eyes? And would the score have changed significantly if it was not awarded? Please comment below.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 7 2006

Time: 8:44AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Adkins slams poor away form (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)

Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)

Cardiff (A) Match Preview (Friday November 21 2014)

Key man watch: Peter Whittingham (Friday November 21 2014)

McCleary ready to play (Thursday November 20 2014)

The Opposition View - Cardiff (Thursday November 20 2014)

Akpan set for surgery (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Derby to pounce on Royals striker? (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Reading 0 - 1 Charlton
Leeds Utd 0 - 0 Reading
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
13. Sheff Wed 18 4 10 4 -2 22
14. Huddersfield 18 5 6 7 -6 21
15. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21
16. Leeds Utd 18 5 5 8 -5 20
17. Fulham 18 5 4 9 -5 19
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19

Breaking League News

Watford Lose To Leaders Derby
╗ Watford : 22/11/2014 20:21:00
Yanns Barnstomer can't blow up tractors
╗ Bournemouth : 22/11/2014 20:16:00
RUFC - Evans 'Ledesma Has Quality'
╗ Rotherham : 22/11/2014 20:00:00
RUFC - Evans 'No Excuses'
╗ Rotherham : 22/11/2014 19:57:00
City Fail To Win Again
╗ Norwich : 22/11/2014 19:55:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Cardiff game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 29%
Draw 14%
Loss 57%