Jon Dahl Tomasson insisted play should have been stopped before Sheffield United's winning goal after Tyler Morton suffered a head injury.
The Liverpool loanee was down on the touchline when Tommy Doyle fired in the winning goal from long range. Morton lost the ball in the build-up to the goal and appeared to be hit in the eye, albeit accidentally.
Tomasson was adamant that the match should have stopped as Morton had a facial injury. He argued that the injury could have been serious and the consequences more severe.
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“Conceding a third goal, it’s a bad moment," Tomasson said. “The head injury for Morton, it was a finger in the eye, but he would probably have been stood in the zone where the goal came from.
“Imagine if there was something really serious? What would happen then?”
“Of course, that’s the rule. It’s a big moment and imagine if there was something serious.
“I don’t want to think about the consequence. You can’t run back when you can’t see out of your eye.
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“I’m not thinking about VAR, I’m thinking about the consequence. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about the consequence how it could have been.
“Imagine it what it could have been, it could have been extremely dangerous. We all know that with a head injury you need to stop immediately.
“I can be very dangerous. We all know that with a head injury, you need to stop immediately. It can be very dangerous.
"I said to them quickly after the game that normally with a head injury the game should be stopped. I think he (the referee) knows it."
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