English nPower Championship Playoff Final 2011: Reading Penalty Appeal Turned Down After Garry Monk Handball

Dearie me. Swansea might look dangerous going forward but their six defensive players look like they're pub footballers right now against a well-armed Reading attack. They're simply failing to stay composed under pressure, which is resulting in things like not botherring to clear the ball and running straight into their opposition 30 yards from goal. Another ludicrous goalmouth scramble eventually leads to a Reading corner, the first for either team in the match, but it's wasted and Swansea are allowed to escape.

A few minutes later and Swansea forward Fabio Borini finds himself in the book for a bit of a spat with Reading defender Zurab Khizanishvili with the ball out of play (Khizanishvili is shown yellow as well by Phil Dowd), which all seems a bit unnecessary. Swansea aren't able to get any possession going right now - ooooh, that's interesting. It looks like Garry Monk just handled in the Swansea area from a cutback. For me, that's a penalty, and replays confirm. Dowd gives nothing. Oops. Still 0-0 in the first half.

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