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Hodgson: "A really good game of football was killed by the decision today"

Roy Hodgson’s post-match interviews were dominated by the controversial decision from referee, Kevin Friend, to award a handball decision against Joel Ward after consulting with the pitchside monitor.

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The Eagles manager was passionate in his criticism of the new handball law, after an impressive performance from his side ended with nothing to show for their efforts.

“I think the rules are nonsense,” Hodgson said. “And I can’t understand how we in football have allowed this rule to come into operation. It’s ruining the game of football; the rules of football are accepted from people by an early age.