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Monday, March 06, 2017
Wells Confronted Referee at Half-Time

You get a feeling that the penalty given away by Nahki Wells is going to be something discussed in Huddersfield for many a day.

Wells says that he ‘feels like we’ve been harshly done by’ and insists ‘we were the better team, unfortunately a few decisions went Newcastle’s way…

Wells say’s, “It feels like we’ve been harshly done by.

“We were the better team, unfortunately a few decisions went Newcastle’s way and they were clinical enough to take their chances.

“It is hard to accept but we have to move on.

“We knew it would be a tough task because the way the set up they were here for a point, not to lose, and they got an early advantage which made it very difficult for us.

“Newcastle are a resilient side, well managed and hard to break down.”

Newcastle’s penalty:

“I’ve cleared it and it’s hit Shelvey’s hand and the referee went to put his whistle to his mouth – that’s when I shut off. He didn’t blow the whistle and I went back to try to win the ball off Ritchie, he got in front of me and I just stood there. There was definitely contact but I’m pretty sure he’s kicked me and tripped himself.

“But nine times out of ten refs give it, I hold my hands up for it but it was a definite handball.

“I asked him (the referee) at half-time and he’s said it hit his arm but his arm was next to his body. So I asked him why he went to blow his whistle and then not blow it – he just dismissed it.

“The last goal is irrelevant because we were pushing for an equaliser. then again we still feel harshly done by , how Gayle has just come through and tapped it into an empty net.

“We just didn’t have what it took to get an equaliser.

“A really tough side to play against, really hard to break down, they didn’t give me nothing as an attacker.

“They are resilient and top of the table for that reason, what they did was they didn’t give us any space in behind, no space to play through them.

“Regardless of the score, most will think we were the better side, which is one plus.

“Just one negative is we didn’t come out with the victory.

“We really only lost by one goal because we wouldn’t have given that one away if it had been tight.”
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