FFA admits Phoenix undone by refereeing

Article courtesy of the Dominion Post. Football Federation Australia has admitted the Wellington Phoenix were denied a penalty.

Article courtesy of the Dominion Post.

Football Federation Australia has admitted the Wellington Phoenix were denied a penalty.

The New Zealand team should have been playing 10 men before All Whites defender Ben Sigmund was incorrectly sent off by Australia's World Cup-bound referee Ben Williams during an incident-packed A-League stalemate with Melbourne Heart on Sunday, it said.

A damning appraisal of Williams' officiating during a dramatic 2-2 cliffhanger at AAMI Park in Melbourne is still scant consolation to the Phoenix.

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