Penalty storm

Roger Johnson brands ref 'a disgrace'

April 26, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Birmingham City defender Roger Johnson has claimed Sunday's Midlands derby was "too big" for referee Martin Atkinson and described the official as "a disgrace" following the award of a late penalty to Aston Villa.

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Atkinson left Birmingham's players furious when he penalised Johnson for a challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor with eight minutes remaining, though replays showed the defender got ...

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