May 18 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 1, 2012
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was unhappy with referee Mark Clattenburg after the Hammers became the first side to receive eight yellow cards in a Premier League match during their 2-1 win over QPR.
Jussi Jaaskelainen, James Tomkins, George McCartney, James Collins, Kevin Nolan, Mark Noble, Mohamed Diame and Carlton Cole all went into the referees notebook for various offences.
“He hasn’t spoilt our result but if you look at the spectacle as a game I think there were an awful lot of fouls and decisions he gave that he didn’t need to do,” Allardyce said.
“An awful lot of yellow cards he gave nearly spoilt the game and I suppose Mark (Hughes) will be disappointed.
“I know we got fined for seven bookings and he has given 20 fouls against us today in a non-physical contest.
“That is really, from my point of view, disappointing but it hasn’t affected our performance or result, but what it did was frustrate everybody.”