Swansea boss Monk to speak to Riley over referee decisions

Swansea City manager Garry Monk is to be contacted by referee’s chief Mike Riley over his concerns about the standard of officiating in the Premier League this season, Sky Sports has reported.

The division’s youngest manager was left furious on Sunday after feeling that Victor Moses had dived to win Stoke City a penalty during the Potters’ 2-1 victory over the Welsh club at the Britannia Stadium. In his post-match interview, who described Moses as a ‘cheat’ and referee Michael Oliver’s decision to award the spot-kick ‘disgraceful’.

Charlie Adam converted from 12 yards to level the game at 1-1 before Jonathan Walters powerfully headed home the winner in the second half.

Monk claimed it was the latest in a series of controversial decisions which have gone against his side this season, about which he has wrote to Riley but is yet to receive a reply. On Monday, however, the Professional Game Match Officials Board issued a statement which read: “The correspondence from Swansea was received by PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) on Monday morning and Mike (Riley) will no doubt be speaking to Gary this week.”

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