–Stoke Manager disagrees
Swansea City boss Garry Monk believes that his side were “cheated” in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Stoke City.
The Welsh outfit took the lead in the Premier League clash, but were pegged back in the latter stages of the first period, before Jonathan Walters won it for the home side late on.
Monk was particularly aggrieved about referee Michael Oliver’s decision to award Stoke a penalty when Victor Moses went down inside the box under very little contact from Angel Rangel.
“Today was an absolute disgusting decision from the referee. Victor Moses should be done for diving, he cheated us,” Monk told Sky Sports News after the match.
“It’s happening week after week and it’s always against us. I contacted referee’s chief Mike Riley but haven’t heard anything and I think that’s very poor leadership from him.
This is the highest level and if they can’t perform at this level they shouldn’t be there.”
“I looked straight at the Stoke bench and even they couldn’t believe. That tells you everything.”
Meanwhile Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has branded Monk’s comments “unacceptable” and believes that Monk’s inexperience could land him in trouble.
“With Victor Moses’ pace in the box, Angel Rangel has come across him and impeded him in my view. It doesn’t take too much at that pace. I actually heard him [Swansea manager Garry Monk] say my player is a cheat, which is unacceptable in my view,” he told Sky Sports News.
“Obviously he is upset, and we have to come in here and speak 20 minutes after the game but sometimes you just have to bite your tongue, maybe that will come with experience.”