Date: 25th March 2010 at 1:00pm
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Birmingham boss Alex McLeish left Ewood Park very unhappy with referee Mark Clattenburg after he allowed Blackburn`s second goal to stand in last night`s 2-1 defeat.

David Dunn did the damage to Blues, he opened the scoring early on in the game, but James McFadden pulled the two sides level with a fantastic free kick after some Blues pressure in the second half.

But Dunn got the winner when he headed home El-Hadji Diouf’s corner, and McLeish insists that the goal should not have stood.

‘He scored the two goals and there is no doubt that Dunn is a good player,’ McLeish said.

‘But they were gifts in my opinion and I also thought they had a helping hand in the decision which led to the corner.

‘It was a clear foul on Roger Johnson (before the ball went out) – it would have been a foul anywhere in Europe or international football, because Samba is climbing all over the top of Roger.

‘And I’ve just been told that the ball was just outside the ‘D’ (quadrant, when the corner was taken), so it’s a shame these things weren’t spotted. They should be spotted by professionals of that calibre.’


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