The Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock, who is currently on loan at Bolton Wanderers, has said that he is extremely disappointed with the decision taken by the referee not to award them a penalty in the match despite a clear handball.
Bolton Wanderers were taking on Crystal Palace in the Championship encounter, and Stephen Warnock was making his debut for his new team. Bolton have made a poor start to the new season when they were expected to be challenging near the top of the table. They have just had two victories in the last few matches prior to the Crystal Palace encounter.
The Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle was extremely thrilled to have the services of Stephen Warnock in the team. The Aston Villa defender is regarded as one of the best left back in the Premier league, but has found opportunities limited under the new regime at Villa Park. He has been amongst the numerous players who have been sold or loaned out to other clubs before finding a solution for the issues. The two wins against Watford and Sheffield Wednesday was not going to help Bolton claim up the table. The yet again lost in the league following the 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace.
“The first one was an absolute disgrace. I could see from where I was that it was a handball and I think everyone in the stadium saw it apart from the linesman and the referee. That’s the disappointing thing because that could have swung the game completely in our favour. How he hasn’t spotted it… but then they are the decisions that are going against us at the moment. They are also the ones that will start turning in our favour,” said Warnock after the match. This defeat has increased the pressure on the manager Owen Coyle.