A ‘criminal’ call leaves Graham Arnold fuming

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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold delivered a stunning post-match press conference, labeling the penalty decision in the 93rd minute as ‘criminal’.

With scores level between Adelaide and Sydney, United defender Dylan McGowan was supposedly brought down in the box allowing Adelaide the opportunity to win the game – which they took.

“I want to start off by saying I don’t really want to be sitting here.

“Congratulations to Adelaide for winning the game.

“I’m very proud of my boys, they worked very hard.

“11 against 10, I thought we did extremely well.

“And it was criminal how it ended”.

Adelaide coach Guillermo Amor said he didn’t know if it was a penalty.

“I did not see what actually happened.

“I just watched it from the side of the field but I need to see a replay to see exactly what happened.

“I always respect the umpire’s decision whether it is the right or wrong call”.

Despite the controversy Amor was clearly jubilant with his second consecutive victory, praising Adelaide’s determination.

“After Sydney leveled it up, we had to be really persistent.

“Their goal annoyed and bothered our plans because we were playing really well.

“So we had to keep fighting and that’s exactly what we did.

“Now it feels very good”.

Jimmy Jeggo continued his outstanding run of form, scoring a cracking goal while controlling the midfield general.

“Jimmy was very good for us tonight.

“He works very hard in offence and works very hard in defence.

“He is deserving of this moment”.

After their disastrous start to the campaign the Reds are finally starting to build some momentum and confidence.

And Guillermo Amor believes the Coopers Stadium crowd are one of the many reasons behind that.

“Tonight we had twelve players on the pitch because the crowd was so loud and supportive”.

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Tim Jucius
Third year Journalism student at the University of South Australia and the current Adelaide Utd Intern at TFS. Love football and support Tottenham Hotspur in the EPL. Twitter: @Juciist

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