Date: 28th February 2015 at 8:57pm
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Swansea City boss Garry Monk insists that the referee was right to wave away two separate shouts for a Burnley penalty.

The home fans were getting increasingly frustrated at the referee during the match, for seemingly allowing Ashley Williams to go unpunished for a high arm on striker Ings when challenging for a high ball.

Fernandez also received some boos for going down too easily, and was involved in one of the penalty shouts when the ball bounced up and hit his arm.

Without being biased, the referee was right to ignore the penalty claims. Particularly the Fernandez one, in which the ball hit his leg before bouncing up on to his arm – completely accidental.

Monk explained why he thought the referee was right not to award a penalty during his side’s 1-0 win at Turf Moor:

“They were not penalties at all.

The Fernandez one there was a foul on Kyle Naughton before that so it should have been a foul for us.

The Vokes one, no because the ball was never coming to him. There was nothing in it.”


His opposite number, Dyche agreed on the handball shout, but wasn’t so sure on the other incident that involved Naughton bringing down Sam Vokes.

“I don’t think their lad can do a lot about the penalty shout when it hits his hand. The second one on Sam I have certainly seen given.”