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Burnley manager's anger at disallowed goal
6:00pm Saturday 29th September 2012 in Sport
EDDIE Howe has described Junior Stanislas’ controversial disallowed goal as ‘a killer blow’ for Burnley as Millwall came back to claim a late draw at Turf Moor.
The Clarets led 2-1 midway through the second half when Stanislas exchanged passes with Martin Paterson before finding the net.
Millwall protested but Burnley were almost ready to kick off again when consultations between referee Craig Pawson and linesman William Smallwood saw the goal ruled out for offside, causing uproar around Turf Moor.
Darius Henderson then made it 2-2 in injury time.
“It was a real killer blow for us,” Howe said of the decision to rule out Stanislas’ goal.
“I thought we were 3-1 up for a good period of time, certainly the players felt the same way and the crowd did as well.
“I’ve never seen decision like that in football in all my life.
“It was very cruel on us because mentally you think you’re 3-1 up with a two-goal cushion, the game’s potentially over.
“So to then have to play the game out knowing there was only one goal in it was a psychological blow for us.”