BY ALEX GRACE
Gary Rowett was left frustrated with the officials after Millwall were denied a stoppage time penalty against Swansea.
Marc Guehi appeared to bring the Lions defender down.
“We should have had a penalty in the 90th minute,” said Millwall boss Rowett. “It was a bit of a cop-out from the referee.
“I’ve seen it back, It’s the most blatant penalty you’re ever going to see. Whether the ball’s in play just before the first foul’s taken place, but he drags Shaun Hutchinson down for about 10 yards. So for me the right decision was a penalty.
“The ball comes in, there’s a lot of pulling going on. I don’t know who it was, but their player has grabbed Shaun Hutchinson, two arms around him and then as the ball is just about near Hutchy he’s literally wrestled him to the floor. But the referee said the ball hadn’t come in play before the incident
“Technically, I suppose if you want to be black and white that’s right. But if someone drags someone to the ground in the box, for me that has to be a penalty, or stop it before the ball comes into play.”
The Millwall boss was also unhappy with the actions of Swansea forward Andre Ayew. He clashed with Jake Cooper during the second half and his reaction prompted a furious one from the Millwall players
“I’ve watched it back. They felt it was a blatant elbow, when I’ve watched it back as he’s run across Coops, Coops’ arm comes out and he’s run into his arm. Whether Coops throws his arm or not, the fact is whatever contact is there wouldn’t make anyone fall to the floor and roll around screaming. I thought it was pretty embarrassing.”
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