Blades boss accuses Wilson of ‘taking a tumble’

Stevenage players were ‘falling down’ says Danny Wilson after Boro’s 2-1 win on Saturday

DANNY Wilson says he thought Boro winger Lawrie Wilson took ‘a tumble’ to win a 82nd minute penalty as Stevenage ran out 2-1 winners against Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Blades boss says Boro were physical, hoofed balls into the United box and had players ‘falling down’, and added that he thought his side deserved a point from Saturday’s game.

“I think we’ve weathered a very, very long aerial bombardment as we expected,” Wilson said afterwards.

“[There was] physicality, players falling down etc. free kicks coming in your box, long throws coming in, and we’ve dealt with it, and in the second half when we got back into the game there was only one team going to win it in my opinion.

“Spaces were opening up for us, we were starting to play, to stretch them, and there’s indecision again. We got caught out with a pass and then we’ve got caught up with Wilson going through.

“He’s going nowhere quite honestly and he’s taken a tumble. It was careless. It was not a trip or anything, it was just a little nudge but you get that in those areas where people go down and you leave the decision to the referee.”

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Asked if he thought a draw would have been a fair result, the United manager said: “I would say so, yes. We got ourselves back into the game, but at that stage [the awarding of the penalty] we felt from our point of view that’s when we were going to get back into the game.”

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