Aston Villa boss Dean Smith said that he was angry at the officials in charge of the 3-3 draw with Sheffield United on Friday night.
Villa were 3-0 down with 82 minutes played, only for Tyrone Mings, Tammy Abraham and Andre Green to snatch the most of unlikely of points at Villa Park, a comeback that Dean Smith described as ‘unbelievable’.
However, speaking after the game, the former Brentford boss said that he was angry with the officials for allowing Billy Sharpe’s second goal to stand, saying that it was a ‘momentum swinger’.
“I don’t think it’s pride, it’s anger at the moment,” Smith said in his post-match press conference.
“The officials messed up for the second goal and it’s a momentum swinger.
“I was angry at the end but I’ll probably look back at it later and feel pride at the way the lads bounced back tonight.”
Sharp’s second goal should have almost certainly have been ruled out, not only for an offside in the build-up but for the fact that he seemed to kick it out of goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic’s hands to make it 2-0.
“The second goal shouldn’t have been given,” Smith added.
“It was offside and there was a foul as well. Lovre has it in both his hands and he’s gone with his studs.
“That was very disappointing.”
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