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Stevens: I Thought It Was A Pen

28 August 2013

Debutant Enda Stevens felt that he should have been awarded a penalty just seconds before Liverpool gained an extra time lead.

Stevens signed on loan from Aston Villa just hours before Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup Round 2 encounter with Liverpool.

Following the Magpies’ second half fight back, which saw goals from Yoann Arquin and Adam Coombes make it 2-2, Notts enjoyed an impressive period of dominance during the additional play.

As part of this pressure, Stevens was sent tumbling inside the area, only for the referee to wave play on. 

Moments later, Liverpool countered and Daniel Sturridge netted the first of two extra time goals, which booked the Reds’ place in Round 3. 

“I thought it was a penalty, I had no reason to go down there,” said the left-back. 

“I think at that stage it was our best spell of the game, we had the ball for long periods and we just kept passing it.

“Liverpool sat off us and we got the penalty claim and, I don’t know, I think people must have been out of position for the counter attack.

“It was unlucky because the goalkeeper nearly got it and it just squirmed in.

“But, you’ve got to give us credit, two goals down at Anfield and not many teams would come back from that.” 

Attention, Black & White Army: Turn out in force when the Magpies face the Millers at Meadow Lane on Saturday (3pm kick-off). 

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