Date: 16th February 2017 at 10:11am
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Blackburn’s defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday not only meant Rovers remained in the relegation zone we dropped to second bottom too.

Decisions can go against you with this part and parcel of football but Owen Coyle bemoaned the number of them that went against Blackburn at Hillsborough. They were ‘beyond belief’ for the boss.

Speaking in his post-match conference he was quoted by the BBC.

‘We don’t control what decisions are given and the stuff that went against Blackburn Rovers tonight was beyond belief. Sometimes you can take an odd decision here and there, but for three or four huge decisions to be given against the football club, I thought it was beyond belief.’

After Vincent Sasso had put Sheffield Wednesday ahead Danny Graham’s header was deflected in off Sam Hutchinson for an own goal to bring Blackburn level. Sasso’s second proved the winner.

Blackburn also saw an Marvin Emnes effort hit the crossbar with Hope Akpan having a late goal disallowed.

These were decisions along with the injury to Sam Gallagher – which warranted more than the yellow it got for the boss – that Coyle wasn’t happy with.

‘We have scored three good goals tonight, but that has resulted in only one being awarded. Followed on from the fact that young Sam Gallagher is sat in there with 12 stitches across a deep gash on his knee that was punished with a yellow card. It is hard to take because of how well the players played tonight and how much the players put into the game.’

Apkan’s protests after his goal was disallowed for offside saw him sent off by Scott Duncan for pushing the official.

In the wake of this defeat the Daily Mail had claimed Coyle’s position as boss at Ewood Park in under threat?

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