Big Sam blames ref

Last updated : 23 January 2003 By FootyMAD

Allardyce claimed Bolton were victims of two bad decisions by referee Phil Dowd.

"It's unfortunately something I can't live with, but it looks like I'm going to have to," said Big Sam.

"Controversial decisions on two occasions with Henrik Pedersen and Bernard Mendy have cost us.

"I thought they were penalties at the time, I've looked at both of them since the end of the game and I'm convinced they're both penalties.

"Unfortunately, I have to say it is not unusual playing away from home."

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