Dundee boss Neil McCann says his side were “robbed of a legitimate goal” after Motherwell left Dens Park with a 1-0 victory last night.
The Steelmen moved up to third in the table ahead of Rangers after a fifth-minute Craig Tanner strike was enough to see off McCann’s men.
Things would have been different, however, had Sofien Moussa’s 40th- minute header past goalkeeper Trevor Carson been allowed to stand.
Referee Stephen Finnie saw a push on defender Peter Hartley from the big Tunisian and ruled the effort out.
Neil, though, was adamant it should have stood.
He said: “There’s a coming together because it’s like a fend-off, he’s getting sandwiched and there is a touch but not enough to give a free-kick.
“We’ve been robbed of, I think, a legitimate goal there.
“I can’t fathom it out and it takes all your strength and might not to lose it at the side of the pitch.
“That’s a huge decision that’s gone against us.
“It’s a goal that gets us back level in the match and we’ve started to play.
“We go in at half-time, we’re coming out level pegging and going for the winner.
“Instead, it gives Motherwell something to regroup at half-time, something to hold on to.
“They’ve been fantastic defensively, they’ve proved that and are a big side, so it makes it harder for us.”
Neil is unhappy with a string of decisions in recent games that have gone against his team saying there’s an “unjust feeling” at Dens presently.
He added: “That is a number of, not even small decisions, these are huge decisions that have gone against us recently, big game-changing decisions, I think.
“Last night, Stephen Finnie said to me at half-time there was a tiny or a soft push or something, I can’t remember his exact words.
“But if we’re giving free-kicks for that, the game’s stopping every two minutes because clearly there’s two men coming together.
“Sometimes it’s hard to take because you look at it and there’s a real unjust feeling about it because they have been huge ones.
“There’s always a difference of opinion, it’s a tough job these boys have but it’s a tough job we’ve got as well.”