SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Dave Jones points finger at ref again

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OWLS manager Dave Jones is counting the cost of missed chances and what he claimed was another wrong no-penalty decision in the 2-0 home defeat by Blackpool.

Jones admitted that the Owls were “second best” to the Seasiders in the first half but insisted they should have had a spot-kick for a challenge on Michail Antonio in that period and had enough opportunities in the second half to have earned some reward.

It followed Jones’ complaint at the weekend that referees too many times in recent weeks have failed to punish what appeared to have been clear fouls in the box. He said: “In the first half we were second best against a very good side.

“I think we had a stonewall penalty; the ref says he (Antonio) went down too easily.

“In the second half we’ve got to score, with the chances we created. Then we had a bit sloppiness around their box, they’ve counter-attacked us and we got done with a sucker punch. That’s what happens at this level.”

The second goal came near the end from Ludovic Sylvestre after Wednesday strived to get back in the game following an early striker by Tom Ince.

Jones added: “The encouraging thing for us is that against a very good side we have been in it for long periods.”