Bolton boss Owen Coyle unhappy with penalty decision against Leeds United
Bolton boss Owen Coyle felt his team suffered from two bad penalty calls in the 2-2 draw with Leeds.
Last Updated: 03/10/12 7:03am
Coyle had issues with referee Phil Dowd's award of a spot-kick to the visitors when Matt Mills pushed over Sam Byram, but he felt his charges were denied their own penalty for a trip on Keith Andrews.
"The first one should have been given on Keith, when he was totally upended, but it's so obvious. We had a stonewall decision," Coyle said.
"And then you get to Leeds. I'm loath to call it a soft award because it wasn't even that. Soft doesn't do it merit.
"But our performance level in the first half was outstanding, in terms of passing and the chances we created.
"Leeds like to play for free-kicks in the final third and we got caught with one just before half-time and we went in feeling aggrieved. Then you had the alleged challenge for the penalty.
"It should have been three points tonight, but we need to keep banging on the door and decisions can't go on being as cruel as they are. But we will take our medicine and come through the other side smiling."