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Soccer - Benitez cries foul as Newcastle beaten
September 24, 2017 / 6:28 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer - Benitez cries foul as Newcastle beaten

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.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Newcastle United - Amex Stadium, Brighton, Britain - September 24, 2017 Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez and Brighton manager Chris Hughton REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

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

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