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WAGNER SLAMS OFFICIAL FOR REVERSING PEN DECISION – AND COSTING TOWN POINTS
three but for Mason changing his mind over giving a penalty when full-back Flo Hadergjonaj tumbled.
Mason spoke to his assistant Stuart Burt before reversing his decision, instead awarding a freekick to Cardiff for Hadergjonaj pushing Joe Bennett before the Switzerland international fell in the box.
“Everybody knows the referee gave a big decision that cost us the game,” said Wagner.
“It was the most clear-cut chance of the whole game and they took it away from us.
“I know they (officials) have a very difficult job, but sometimes they make it much more difficult for themselves.
“The referee even gave them the ball. I have no clue what was in their head.
“After seeing the footage, it’s a clear penalty, but I don’t know how many decisions like this have gone against us this season.
“We will probably get another phone call from the FA apologising for the decision.
“Six weeks ago, our negative run started with one of the worst days for Michael Oliver against Brighton when he made a mistake.”
Huddersfield remain bottom of the table and eight points adrift of Cardiff.
Wagner had labelled the game ‘must-win’ before kick-off and could take some comfort from the fact that his team were the better side.
But he added: “I said before we had to win it and we haven’t done.
“Clearly, we were the more active team and we deserved something - the spirit and attitude was there.
“But it shows how big decisions are important in this game. It’s something you can’t control.”