Date: 11th April 2012 at 9:33am
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On a heartbreaking night at Ewood Park Rovers manager Steve Kean expressed that all the major decisions were correct – except the final one.

Rovers fell to a 3-2 loss in the final minute of the game after an Andy Carroll header broke the home faithful’s hearts but in the build up to the goal an infringement took place which was not spotted by the referee.

It’s a hard life down the bottom and last night was a cruel reminder of that cliched observation.

The Rovers boss told Radio Rovers – ‘It is a cruel one to take because we’ve done well to get back in the game considering we’ve missed a penalty.’

‘I can understand why the referee hasn’t sent off the second goalkeeper because maybe Yakubu’s touch is taking the ball back towards a Liverpool player so we’ll live with that one.

‘But we feel that there was a blatant foul on Grant Hanley on their last goal. Grant is in a bit of a skirmish with Skrtel, he’s tried to get back up and he’s pulled to the floor by Skrtel and therefore he can’t get back up to get to the centre of the goal.

‘It ends up with Agger heading it to Carroll to a place where Hanley would have been. I’ve seen it a number of times and it is a blatant foul.

‘That has cost us a point, a point that would have taken us up a couple of places such as how close it is at the bottom.’

‘The sending off on Junior is obvious, the second one can go either way as Yakubu is going away from goal. But the linesman has to see a blatant foul, there is no way a defender is going to remain on the floor, he’s tried to get back up and he’s pulled back down and it has cost us.’

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