The referee was wrong not to punish Mikel, Says Stoke City boss Nathan Jones


Oghenekaro Etebo Stoke City boss Nathan Jones believes his side were hard done by the decision of the referee not to award a penalty for his side in their 1-0 loss at the Riverside.


The Potters had a strong penalty appeal turned down in the 34th minutes of the encounter when Nigeria Captain John Mikel Obi appeared to have fouled Sam Clucas in the area, but referee Darren Bond waved away the protests.

However. Stoke City manager Nathan Jones said he was surprised the referee decided not to award a penalty and punish the Nigeran who’s leading Boro to their third win on a roll.

”The referee saw it differently to how I did but again even without a penalty we had enough chances today. If we just do our job then we win the game comfortably,” said Jones to Stoke City’s official website.

Following the slim victory , Boro’s are sixth on the table with 67 points from 43 matches.


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