Stephen Robinson makes Rangers penalty claim as St Mirren boss insists 'it wasn't a 4-0'
And Robinson, in particular, had quibbles over the penalty award for a Declan Gallagher foul on Antonio Colak that allowed Rangers to go two-up on the half hour mark while also admitting his team were otherwise punished for defensive lapses.
“I haven’t seen it back from a proper angle but Declan Gallagher got the ball. He is adamant he got there before him but the referee [Nick Walsh] said their player [Colak] got first touch on it. But that didn’t correspond to where the ball went. Look, these decisions go against you. Against Rangers and Celtic you need things to go your way, decisions to go your way, and to defend very, very well. Decisions didn’t go our way and we didn’t defend as well as we should have.
“It might sound daft to say it wasn’t a 4-0 but at key moments the game went against us. It isn’t often you come to Ibrox and have two one-v-ones - Mark O’Hara forced a great save from Allan McGregor, who had a brilliant save from Alex Grieve in the first half - Curtis Main hit the crossbar, Marcus Fraser is in the box in acres of space and made a better decision.
"So from middle to front I thought there was a lot of really good aspects of play. But when you are playing against a team of this calibre, we got punished for mistakes. We got punished for the first goal, for letting people turn, and at the third and fourth we got punished for not keeping players one way and letting them turn. There are things we can improve on and be better on but it is difficult to be critical of the players when you are playing against opposition that will punish you for every mistake.”
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