Ref Got It Wrong - Speed

Last updated : 25 January 2005 By Mark Heys

Bolton vice captain Gary Speed feels that his side where fortune to claim all three points during last night's derby win over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

The Welsh midfielder admitted that referee Steve Bennett was wrong to award Bolton a 77th minute penalty after El-Hadji Diouf appeared to have dived after being closed down by Rovers keeper Brad Friedel.

"I've just seen it there and it doesn't look like a penalty," Speed told SKY Sports

"I'm amazed that Dioufy got it because he doesn't get many fouls given for him."

Although contraversial, Speed says that Wanderers will take the win and stated that nothing can really be done to alter the diving culture which has developed in British football over the last couple of decades.

"Blackburn will be annoyed but we'll take it as we need the three points. We've seen it happening for a few years now (diving) and I don't now what you can do about it."