“I felt it wasn’t a penalty and it definitely wasn’t a sending off.”

Shay’s feelings on the penalty and sending off:
“I felt it wasn’t a penalty and it definitely wasn’t a sending off. My only concern was should I pick the ball up or kick it away because I thought it was a backpass because he’s clearly got the ball. For him to give a penalty and a red card I was amazed to say the least and I felt it was the wrong decision. I felt at the time if the referee had maybe spent ten seconds or had a quiet word with the linesman then he may have seen it differently. But he was adamant it was a penalty and a red card so it couldn’t have been a worse start for us after 12 minutes against a very good team in Man City. But we showed great character to come back and in the end could’ve won it.”

On Shay’s save from Stephen Ireland’s shot:
“It was a decent save and you hope you’ve won it but we knew there was still five minutes left to play and they were coming at us in wave after wave of attacks. It was disappointing to concede the second because they have come right through the middle of us. We were disappointed we didn’t hold out but at the same time I think we would have taken a draw after 12 minutes when we were 1-0 down and down to ten men.”

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