Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson says that a refereeing decision didn’t deny his side a result at the weekend.

The Steelmen went down 3-1 to Hibs at Easter Road. After a bright start from Liam Polworth had Robinson’s side in front, Hibs hit back with three goals to wrap up the points.

Motherwell were well beaten by Hibs. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

With the game at 2-1 though, referee John Beaton waved away a potential Well penalty. Polworth’s burst into the box was halted by Porteous but Beaton didn’t deem it a penalty.

Over the piece though Motherwell didn’t do enough to take anything from the game and Robinson has been left ruing errors from his side instead of drawing himself into referee chat.

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“I can’t control that or what referees do,” he said. “I can control if players stay with runners and we didn’t do that. Whether we should have had a penalty or not I don’t know. I’ve not seen it back.

Motherwell weren’t victims of a refereeing decision says Robinson. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“We certainly didn’t lose the game because of that. We were in control of staying with men, we didn’t do it. We played some very good football and were a threat. But our final decisions weren’t good enough in the last little bit and we got punished today.

“You have to give credit to Hibs as well. They punished us. I don’t think the result reflected the game but that’s football.”

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