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MK Dons boss brands ref's decisions "ridiculous" after his side beat Peterborough

McCann left frustrated, Nielson angered by ref Photo:

MK Dons manager Robbie Nielson has vented his anger at decisions made by the referee in the game against Peterborough.

Nielson described the officiating as "farcical" and "ridiculous" after Ref Charles Breakspear sent two of his side to the stands, and showed him the red card at half-time.

"Everything went against them today, some of the decisions were ridiculous. The sendings off, the claims for penalties being knocked back, it was becoming farcical...I'm so glad that we're talking about my team and not the referee."

– Robbie Nielson

Nielson went on to point out that Mr Breakspear had already shown five red cards in his previous three games.

"I think that tells a story about somebody that maybe shouldn't be at this level. The powers that be will look at it, the assessor was here, I spoke to him. I'm pretty sure he'll have a lot to say about it as well because you shouldn't have that amount of sendings off in four games."

– Robbie Nielson

Peterborough's manager Grant McCann said he was left frustrated by the game pointing to a lack of quality and tempo exhibited by his side - especially after Dons were reduced to ten men.

"We didn't test their keeper enough, we lost the game when they went down to ten men because we thought it was going to be easier than what it was. We switched off and we weren't good enough to close a short corner down and we get done and it gave something fro MK Dons to hold on to."

– Grant McCann

But McCann disagreed with Nielson on the red cards. He said Joe Walsh's sending off for a foul on Jack Marriott was a 'definite red' while Osman Sow's dismissal for dangerous play gave the referee a decision to make.

MK Dons will travel to Oxford tomorrow, while Peterborough host Doncaster Rovers.