Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was very unhappy with referee David Webb following the 1-1 draw with Millwall.
Wilder says that one decision “cost us” as the Blades fell three points behind Leeds United in the race for automatic promotion.
Millwall scored a 95th minute equaliser at Bramall Lane to salvage a point. Yet in the buildup to Jake Cooper’s goal, Wilder felt Webb missed a trip on David McGoldrick by Ryan Leonard.
“To get that decision wrong, right in front of him, is astonishing,” the United boss told the Sheffield Star.
“I trust my eyes and I’ve seen it back on film, too.
“I told him he’d got it completely wrong.
“It’s a decision that’s cost us.”
Webb also sent John Egan off for the Blades after Gary Madine had given them the lead. Egan handled the ball on the line in a decision that was less easy to argue with. However, Ben Marshall hit the bar with the resultant penalty.
With United down to ten men the Lions pushed on and Cooper netted deep into injury time to put a massive dent in their promotion hopes.
This were confounded a short while later when Leeds beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0. They are now three points ahead of the Blades in second with four games left to play.
Yet, as Wilder has constantly stated, they are still likely to be more twists and turns in the run in. Since his side beat the Whites at Elland Road on March 16, the two sides have swapped positions four times.
This Friday the Blades host Nottingham Forest, while Leeds welcome Wigan Athletic to Yorkshire. On Easter Monday, Wilder’s men travel to Hull City and the Whites are away at Brentford.
Even after that, with two league matches left to play, there could still be nothing between these two rivals.