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Martinez: It was a clear dive

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has stated that Marc Pugh's penalty appeal was 'a clear dive'.

After the half an hour mark of the Cherries FA Cup third round match against Premier League side Wigan, Marc Pugh cut inside into the penalty box, powered past one defender before being clipped by a second Wigan player.

The referee refused to award the Cherries a penalty and the Wigan manager believes the decision was correct.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez told the Daily Echo...

"I saw them (the two penalty incidents) on the replay. The first one was a clear dive and the referee saw it very well...'

The travelling AFC Bournemouth support were angered by the decision by referee Bobby Madley to firstly not award the penalty and then to book Marc Pugh for simulation.

While whether or not the challenge was a penalty is up for debate, penalties are certainly awarded for less every week. But to have shown Pugh the yellow card for diving, when there was clearly contact when Pugh was running at full pace was harsh.

Pugh added...

"I cut inside two of them and the first lad clipped me and then the second lad sort of barged me over, but I wasn`t happy at the time because I thought it was a blatant penalty. I have got a cut on my knee to prove that.

"I am usually quite a calm person but it really frustrates you because they can be big decisions that turn games. I said to the referee that if I had gone through I would have been clean through on goal. Why would I go down? I am not even on penalties so I would have wanted to score a goal...'


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Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 7 2013

Time: 8:13AM

Your Comments

i think again its a case of over acting to get a pen, if he hadnt made as much of it as with so many other players then the ref gives it - win some, lose some! still v.proud of the players &honestly think the wil get past wigan then macclesfield - hopefully get a liverpool or united after that!
richh81
Mr Martinez was yards away from the action. Typical premier manager comment. I was directly in line with it in the away end and it was a clear penalty to me.
paul49
Haha :P P I was in the crowd and it was a penalty ... I was impressed with your performance, you desearved to win... But we were very poor aswell lol
lathamwafc
 

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