We Owe Palace One -Boothroyd

Last updated : 08 January 2011 By Covsupport News Service.
Coventry City manager Aidy Boothroyd feels that City owe Palace one after referee Pat Miller gifted The Eagles a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park back in November.

Mr Miller adjudged that Gary McSheffrey had back-passed the ball and then gave Palace a penalty when the foul was clearly outside the area.

Speaking to the CT's Alan Poole, Aidy Boothroyd said: "I thought when we played them at their place, they had more than eleven men. "They got a penalty from a tackle that was outside the box and a goal from a Gary McSheffrey "back pass" on his right foot and he hasn't been able to do that again even though he has been trying since that day!

"We've put that one to bed and we've just got to hope that these things really do even themselves out. But we certainly owe them one, that's for sure.

"Although we came away with nothing, I thought that was one of better performances. We created so many chances, particularly down our left, where Gary was outstanding on the day and Lukas Jutkiewicz also did very well.

"We gave them lots of problems on the day and but for Julian Speroni's great save from Lee Carsley, it could have been a different story."