Posh boss McCann unhappy at referee after 3-0 defeat at Millwall

Peterborough manager Grant McCann was furious with referee Geoff Eltringham for awarding Millwall a throw-in that led to the Lions opener.

The South London club ran out 3-0 winners in their final Den fixture of the season – goals from Benik Afobe, a Josh Knight own goal and a George Saville header gave them all three points.

McCann said: “We have lost the game today because of us, but I will say the decision to give Millwall the throw-in, which is a massive strength of theirs, has cost us the first goal and swung the momentum in their favour. Up to that point, we were comfortably the better team, everybody could see that.

“Yes we didn’t have the end product in the final third, but they changed their shape in the second half. The throw-in has cost us.

“It’s a massive decision, you’re playing against a team like Millwall that specialise in long throws and it can hurt you. We should defend it better, we are not tight enough to Afobe and we let him spin and score.

“Geoff Eltringham was the referee when we played Stoke a few weeks ago and he gave a penalty that never should have been against Josh Knight and he admitted that before the game, it’s just really frustrating.

“For 50-60 minutes we were good but we just lacked any sort of cutting edge up front. I’d love to know how many entries we had into their penalty area today, it felt like we were in there a lot but nothing came of it, which is really frustrating.”

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