Date: 19th October 2008 at 12:28pm
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Wigan Athletic assistant boss Eric Black spoke about the decision by referee Alan Wiley in yesterdays game against Liverpool that ultimately cost the Latics the points.

With Latics winning 2-1 Wiley awarded Liverpool a dubious free kick on the edge of the Latics box, following a mix-up by Gerrard and Alonso over the taking of the free-kick Latics player Antonio Valencia was able to charge down the ball.

Not only did Wiley let Gerrard off the hook by giving the England midfield man a second chance to take the free-kick but he also booked Valencia stating that he had charged the ball before it had been kicked, clearly a very poor and wrong decision, Black told reporters:

“I think there were one or two things that went against us, certainly some bizarre decisions by the referee which I hope he takes another look at.

“The sending off was without doubt the changing of the game, I`m not saying we would have contained them and won the game but we wouldn`t have lost it”


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