VIDEO: Carlos Carvalhal fumes with referees after Sheffield Wednesday defeat to bottom club Bolton Wanderers

Sheffield Wednesday may have been beaten by a team who have yet to register a win this season, but it was the referee who Carlos Carvalhal concentrated on following the Owls defeat to Bolton.

Saturday, 14th October 2017, 8:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:36 am
A frustrated Carlos Carvalhal shows his frustrations on the sidelines at Bolton

With the game at 2-1 after Kieran Lee had pulled on back for Wednesday following Bolton goals from Sammy Ameobi and Sam Hutchinson's slice into his own net, Lee went through on goal and was brought down by David Wheater.

While it looked like a penalty was to be awarded, referee David Coote stunned the travelling support by booking the Wednesday play for simulation.

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It could have been a turning point in the game, but overall it was a poor performance from the visitors as a whole coming as it did after a fine performance against leeds United before the international break.

Carvalhal didn't criticise his players for a lacklustre display but railed on the referee, with the head coach complaining that three potential goals had been denied his side in the past three games,

In losing to Birmingham City Gary Hooper had a goal chalked off for offside, as did Lee against Leeds and Carvalhal says his team deserve 'more respect'.

"I am here in England two years and I don't talk about referees but three in a row is too much and it cost us points and I think Sheffield Wednesday deserve much more respect," he said.

Kieran Lee is shown a yellow card against Bolton for diving

"Let's look at the facts, Birmingham game we scored a goal through Hooper that was clear onside, points gone. Last game against Leeds at home it was clear onside and again invalid the goal.

"It was a massive mistake.," he added. "And I don't understand why. I am sure everyone agrees with me. You all saw it.

"If the Bolton fans are honest they will say it was a clear penalty. And Kieran Lee never dives in that situation. It is a clear penalty and red card.

"Let me know one time when the opposition coach says there was a penalty or offside (for us) because I don't remember.

Kieran Lee is shown a yellow card against Bolton for diving

"This is making a massive impact on the game. We are losing points in these situations and it is too much."

Bolton has not won this season and until today had scored just four goals in the whole campaign.