More interested in fans watching him striking a pose rather than free flowing football, Bennett halted play wherever possible. On a number of occasions both teams had been at the receiving end of a shrugged off foul retaining possession, only for Bennett to blow up and call a halt to proceedings. Pedantic placements of free kicks and throw ins, blind eyes to shirt tugging and tripping and allowing defenders to use forwards as spring boards meant that for much of the game neither side was really allowed to find a rhythm.
On the plus sides he spotted the elbow on Kenna and there was no argument about the inevitable red card and Blues go yet another game without a booking. The latter is more to do with refs in general being less heavy handed in waving the coloured cards.
Fairs league anyone?
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|Birmingham City ||2 ||Southampton ||1 |
Saturday 10th January 2004
|Match Statistics |
|Delap (18)||unsporting behaviour |
|Prutton (69)||serious foul play |
|Other Information |
|Bennett, S ,Kent|