Penalty Decision Still Hurts Allen

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 9:49
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The Swansea City midfielder appeared to have been the hero on the day as he scored late on to give the Swans the lead in the last derby at Ninian Park.

Allen’s goal from the edge of the area appeared to have given the Swans the victory they craved only to be deflated minutes later as Mike Dean gave the home side a penalty and the chance to even out the scorelines.

And now, more than six months on, Allen looks back and still cannot believe that the decision went to the home side

Speaking to the Evening Post he said “What happened still crosses my mind

“When my goal went in I thought it was meant to be, I thought it was my day. But the celebrations only lasted a couple of minutes because of that penalty.

“It was a shocking decision. I don’t think I’ve seen or heard anyone say any different.

“Hopefully, after that, the luck will be on our side this time.

“We will have to do our bit, obviously, but hopefully things will go for us this weekend.

“I think it’s a good time for us to be playing them since we’re coming into the game off the back of a nine-game unbeaten run,” the 19-year-old said.

“The way we play, we can sometimes not get the goals we deserve, but at Scunthorpe we scored two and might easily have had a couple more.

“It was a great result for us up there and we were pleased with that, but we feel there are still improvements to be made.

“I will be honest, I had been keeping an eye out for the Scunthorpe fixture,” he said. “I was praying I could get myself back for it and touch wood I am now looking forward to being part of the derby.

“The thought of being involved in these games is exciting. Every player looks forward to them just like the fans.”

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