Sanchez hits out
Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez has hit out after his team were denied an "obvious goal" in their 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough.
By Stephen Pass
Last Updated: 18/08/07 7:39pm
Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez has hit out after his team were denied an 'obvious goal' in their 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough.
David Healy's shot appeared to cross the line in the last minute but was not given, so denying the Cottagers a point.
To compound Fulham's miserable day, they lost Brian McBride and Hameur Bouazza to injury.
A disappointed Sanchez said: "It was a goal - there was nobody blocking the linesman's view of it.
"He has to be brave and make the decision. It was well over.
"That was one part of what was a bad day all round at the office to be honest - to lose two players with dislocations with minimal contact really.
"Brian scored and dislocated his knee-cap in the doing of it with no contact whatsoever when we were obviously dominating the game at that stage.
"Then Hammer to an innocuous challenge - really to dislocate his shoulder that disrupted us a bit."
He added he thought Fulham were the better team all afternoon, with more chances and efforts.
"To be fair to Middlesbrough, they kept going," he said, but added: "To come out of the game today without absolutely anything and to lose two major players to injury has probably been the end of a really bad week."
He added: "It will be interesting to see what the officials come out and say about this one because why they haven't given it I don't know."
Despite the obvious error, Sanchez said he would like as little technology in the game as possible.
"Hopefully over the course of a season it will work its way out.
"There was no reason why that couldn't be seen"