Ref justice! John Carver demands to know why Newcastle do NOT get the ‘big decisions’

UNHAPPY ... John Carver.
UNHAPPY ... John Carver.

JOHN Carver has hit out after Newcastle United were denied another penalty.

Carver’s side were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at Anfield last night.

I don’t want to be seen to be a moaner, but we don’t seem to get big decisions for whatever reason.

John Carver

Raheem Sterling gave the home side an early lead, but Newcastle fought back before the break.

And referee Lee Mason waved away a penalty appeal from Ayoze Perez – who had been denied a spot kick in the derby defeat to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light eight days earlier – after he was clumsily brought down by Dejan Lovren.

Joe Allen put the game beyond Newcastle – who had stand-in captain Moussa Sissoko sent off – with a 70th-minute strike.

Head coach Carver said: “I thought we were obviously nervous after the performance against Sunderland.

“But after that I thought we grew into the game and showed a bit of character.

“It’s easy to crumble, but we didn’t.

“One or two guys actually rolled their sleeves up and grew into the game.

“The game then hinged on a huge decision.”

Carver spoke to Lancashire-based official Mason after what was United’s fifth successive Premier League defeat.

“I don’t want to be seen to be a moaner, but we don’t seem to get big decisions for whatever reason,” said Carver.

“The referee, I’ve spoken to him. I might have made an honest mistake.

“I have to accept that, but it doesn’t help me.

“But we didn’t get the decision, and we had one or two chances after that.

“I thought their goalkeeper made a world-class save from Perez’s header.”