Neville blasts referee after Timbers loss

Phil Neville blasted the performance of referee Robert Sibiga during Inter Miami’s 1-0 defeat at the Portland Timbers.

An 83rd-minute strike from Polish forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda was enough to separate the two sides at Providence Park on Sunday, consigning the Herons to a fourth consecutive defeat.

Miami thought they had levelled the game just three minutes later when Julian Carranza headed home a Blaise Matuidi cross, but Sibiga ruled the goal out for what appeared to be a slight push on Timbers centre-back Dario Zuparic.

On the sidelines, Neville could be seen remonstrating with the fourth official and kicking the bench. After the match, he pulled no punches with his assessment of the decision.

“Let’s cut to the chase, we got robbed,” Neville told reporters (via the Miami Herald).

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