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"I was right behind Jacob's 'goal', it was 100 per cent over the line." Coventry City's Ruben Lameiras

13 December 2015

Lameiras also felt that Jay McEveley should have been sent off for the high first-half challenge he suffered at Bramall Lane...

Coventry City midfielder Ruben Lameiras cut a frustrated figure at Bramall Lane, as the Sky Blues were defeated 1-0 by Sheffield United.

The 20-year old believes that City should have been playing against ten men when Jay McEveley put in an aggressive challenge on him in the first-half, and that the Sky Blues should have been awarded a goal when Jacob Murphy's second-half cross looked to have been diverted over the line.

Lameiras believes that the Sky Blues didn't get the luck today and is gutted that the side aren't returning to Coventry with three points.

"I personally think he's got to be sent off for that," Lameiras explained of McEveley's challenge.

"I think the referee has to offer more protection there. He didn't go for the ball and he's lucky I couldn't run at him in the second-half.

"A tackle is a tackle I just wanted to get back up and get at him again. It was a game of high intensity and I'm gutted we didn't get the three points really.

"We had some good chances and controlled the game for 85 minutes. Adam Armstrong had one in the first-half which he usually puts away and he's been on fire, so it was just one of those days really. I was behind Jacob's 'goal', it was handball and it crossed the line, it goes without saying that would have helped! It was 100 per cent over the line, things just didn't swing for us today and we're still confident.

"There are positives of course. When we go back to Ryton on Tuesday it will be gone, not forgotten but gone, and we will be eager to put it right against Oldham."


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