Controversial decision bemuses Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer Blackburn Rovers v Hull City Championship

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Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer felt a controversial refereeing decision midway through the second half cost his side the chance to take all three points against Hull City.

Rovers turned in an impressive performance in the 1-1 draw at the KC Stadium and Bowyer felt hard done by after Jordan Rhodes appeared to be denied a clear goalscoring chance by a challenge from Curtis Davies.

Referee Andy Haines waved play on and Hull went up the field to break the deadlock courtesy of Abel Hernandez.

It was a cruel blow and one that Bowyer felt defined the game.

“I just don’t think we’re getting the rub of the green at the moment.

It’s clearly a foul on Jordan. Why is Jordan Rhodes, when he’s clean through on goal, going to go down? It just doesn’t add up. The lad’s come from behind him, he’s not won the ball and the referee has got to send him off,” Bowyer told the Blackburn website.

“He doesn’t give it and they go straight down the other end and score, which was a hammer blow.”

Rhodes did get his name on the scoresheet however, nodding Craig Conway’s stoppage-time corner past Allan McGregor to leave Rovers unbeaten in three Championship games.

Bowyer paid tribute to his players’ character for securing something from the game in testing circumstances.

“You saw the character and the resilience and the belief that these lads have got in each other and I can’t praise these players enough,”
he added.

“To come here and fight it out like we have done has been a great performance and a good point.”

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