Huddersfield boss Wagner slams referee following Brighton defeat

After a recent upturn in form, Huddersfield Town fell to their first defeat in four games on Saturday after having a man sent off.

The Terriers terrific start through a first-minute goal from Zanka was hastened after Steve Mounie was given a straight red card after a bad foul in the 32nd minute. From that moment on, David Wagner’s men were under the cosh.

Wagner didn’t agree with Michael Oliver’s decision to send Mounie off and discussed this when speaking after the game:

“We have to accept the referee’s decision and he thought it was a red card,” he told Sky Sports.

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The German took issue with more than just the red card decision though.

“The next big decision was a clear penalty on Alex Pritchard and a red card because it was a clear chance. We only discuss referees decisions.

“All the big ones against us he got wrong. This is why at the moment football is no fun. Absolutely no fun. The referee has a big part to play and I don’t think he did his best. Even if he didn’t mean to.”

“I have nothing to say other than look at these situations. Where does the neutral judge it? I don’t like to be disrespectful but I don’t want to discuss anything else apart from the referee’s decisions.

“We don’t have to discuss anything in football, nothing.”

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