Dawson: Penalty decision was “harsh”

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Michael Dawson felt that the penalty decision which cost Spurs victory in the FA Cup tie against Leeds was harsh.

The defender was adjudged by referee Alan Wiley of bringing Jermaine Beckford down in the penalty area deep into injury time while Spurs were leading 2-1/

“At the time I didn’t believe it was a penalty, maybe that’s just me in the heat of things, but I came in, had a look at it again on TV and still believe it was harsh,” Dawson told the official Spurs site.

“Maybe I can see why he gave it. I spoke to the referee after the game once I’d calmed down and he said I went through the man to get the ball. I was upset but I have to respect his decision.

“Even now thinking about it, it’s not a nice feeling. We were 2-1 up, the game’s nearly over and we’ve almost won, so yes I’m sad we’ve not won the game, and sad that my tackle – whether it was right or wrong – has cost us a win.

“We have another chance in the replay and we will have to make sure we put it right at Elland Road but we now have to pick ourselves up for Fulham.”

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