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‘SENDING-OFF WAS WRONG,’ UNITED BOSS

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DUNDEE UNITED boss Ray McKinnon reckons referee Don Robertson got the key decision wrong as his team lost 1-0 at Tannadice.

The Tayside outfit had Lewis Toshney red-carded after 31 minutes following two bookings for separate challenges on Andrew Shinnie.

However, McKinnon felt his player was harshly dealt with.

Asked if the sending-off changed the Championship clash, McKinnon said: “Yeah, I do.

“I think it had a major impact on the game. It is difficult enough playing with 11 men against Hibs and it is even more difficult with 10.

“So, I was really disappointed with that decision, but it’s happened now.

“From our angle, he has pulled out of it and not touched him.”

McKinnon added: “I thought there were unbelievable inconsistencies in his decision-making tonight.

“You can talk about it, but I’ll just talk about that one decision and I think, in my opinion, he got it wrong.

“When that happens, instantly you need to change your shape and are on the back foot.

“The game changed – simple as that.”

With Hibs now 10 ahead of third-placed United, it looks like game over as far as the title bid is concerned.

However, McKinnon added: “Moving forward, there are 10 games left and we will try to win every one.”

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