Stephen Robinson has criticised a couple of refereeing decisions in the aftermath of his Motherwell side’s defeat to Rangers.
The Well battled valiantly at Ibrox but eventually fell to a 2-1 defeat. Devante Cole had them in front before Jermain Defoe equalised, with Filip Helander sealing the three points for Rangers ten minutes from time.
Robinson is questioning the home side’s first goal and their penalty, which James Tavernier missed. He told the Daily Record (page 44, 28/10/19): “We’ve been beaten by a set-play and a very dubious decision for the first goal.
“They came together and if they come together and he falls over, even if it’s accidental, it doesn’t matter – it’s a foul.
“For their penalty you can always tell by players’ reactions. Have a look back at the penalty and their goal and make your own mind up. If I say something I will probably get a 20-game ban.”
Robinson is frustrated following Rangers defeat
Motherwell’s leader is quite clearly frustrated with the standard of refereeing during Sunday’s game. Whilst it wasn’t great, Motherwell arguably got away with a few decisions too.
Despite the result, the Steelmen should take confidence from this performance. Plenty of people thought Rangers would walk all over them but it proved to be a very different story.
They matched the Gers for large spells and gave them a fright when they scored first. Rangers took a while to adapt to the robust system Robinson had implemented and the players deserve credit for carrying it out.
Ultimately it wasn’t enough as Rangers’ quality showed to topple them in Govan, although Robinson will be very pleased with the effort his side showed.