Barnsley boss Keith Hill slams referee Darren Deadman for awarding the penalty which saw Leeds win 1-0
Barnsley manager Keith Hill slammed referee Darren Deadman for awarding the penalty which helped Leeds win 1-0.
Last Updated: 07/10/12 8:47am
Barnsley manager Keith Hill launched a furious attack on referee Darren Deadman for awarding the penalty helped Leeds win a bad-tempered Yorkshire derby 1-0.
Luciano Becchio cheekily chipped the ball down the middle after Deadman had pointed to the spot with half-time approaching.
Hill and his players were adamant that Stephen Foster's challenge on Lee Peltier was just outside the left corner of the area, but the official saw it differently.
Hill said after the game: "He (the referee) has got a major decision seriously wrong. That is unexplainable.
"When referees don't apologise when they have made a mistake it becomes a little bit disrespectful at times.
"I just wonder if the assessor has told the referee a major decision has decided the outcome of the game and he has got it wrong - not wrong, seriously wrong. It wasn't marginal.
"Whose job will it affect? Whose opinion will it affect when they look at that league table and won't consider the performance?
"It will affect a lot of Barnsley supporters who couldn't make it today. But those who did attend the game will appreciate that we haven't got a bad team.
"We missed probably four gilt-edged chances, which is unfortunate, but we will keep our belief."