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Brentford boss Smith unhappy with decisions

Brentford boss Dean Smith felt his side were on the wrong end of poor refereeing decisions during their 1-0 defeat at Leeds United.

Four Bees players were booked at Elland Road, where Liam Cooper’s goal gave Leeds the points.

Smith felt the goal should have been disallowed for offside, that his side should have been awarded a penalty, and that the officials were influenced by the home crowd.

“You need big decisions to go your way when you come here and we didn’t get them today,” Smith said.

“We should have had a penalty in the first half. Neal Maupay gets grabbed by Cooper, thrown over and nothing’s given.

“If you look at our record, we haven’t got many cards. You could have taken the officials off at one stage and let the Elland Road crowd referee the game.

“I feel a little aggrieved because the goal changes the game and the goal was offside.

“As a whole, in the second half we weren’t good enough on the ball. We’re normally better than that. It wasn’t one for the purists.”