BRIGHTON (Reuters) - Manager Rafa Benitez said that his Newcastle United not only deserved a draw at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday, but were denied one by a goal that should have been disallowed.
Before Tomer Hemed scored it in the 51st minute, home captain Bruno appeared to impede Chancel Mbemba in the build-up.
“The goal, for me, was a foul, it’s a blocking movement,” the Spaniard said.
“He’s (Bruno) pushing and blocking. And it’s so clear, but you cannot change the decision.”
”I feel like we did enough to get a point at least,“ Benitez added. ”They had some chances, we had some chances.
“We are still without too much experience in the Premier League. We have to manage these situations a bit better.”
Reporting by Steve Tongue; Editing by Christian Radnedge