Monday, 16 April 2012

Keogh Upset At Another Ref Clanger


RICHARD Keogh knows ref Andy Woolmer was wrong to deny him a goal – because Burnley defender Kieran Trippier told him!

The Coventry stopper was convinced he had given Andy Thorn’s strugglers the perfect start with a thumping header.

But the ref waved play on and the Sky Blues were left scrambling to salvage a draw that still leaves them four points short of safety.

Keogh’s effort from a Sammy Clingan corner would have given Coventry some reward for their early dominance.


Instead, Burnley broke up-field and Charlie Austin netted his 16th league goal of the season before Clive Platt rescued a point.


Keogh said: “Even the lad on the line ­[Trippier] said he thought it was in, he just reacted and got something on it.

“Sammy hit the corner and he was in line with it, and he said it was over the line. So it’s disappointing because he can see it and the linesman’s stood right next to him and can’t.

“That sums up our luck. It doesn’t surprise me that we didn’t get the goal.”

Coventry played out the last quarter of the game with 10 men when Cyrus Christie limped off after all three subs has been used.

But their battling display, coupled with 21st-placed Bristol City’s draw at Birmingham, means they still have hope of survival.

Burnley skipper Chris McCann conceded his side’s slim chances of getting in the play-offs are now over.

He said: “We needed to win all our games for the play-offs, so now we are building for next season.”

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