Jake Cooper didn't appear to endear himself to Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray.
Tony Mowbray has appeared to have a little dig at Millwall goalscorer Jake Cooper, as he credited the officials for their performance at The Den.
Cooper opened the scoring just before the hour, opportunistically hooking in whilst on the ground following a Millwall corner.
It was not the first time Cooper was a menace in the Sunderland box, and not the first time he went to ground either.
And, speaking after the 1-1 draw, Mowbray referenced Cooper’s apparent inability to remain on his feet.
“And I have to say I thought the officials stood up to the intimidation well today, even though there were 100 fouls in the first half,” Mowbray said.
“They didn't give penalties when a 6 foot 7 guy getting marked by a 5 foot 7 guy was falling on the floor every time the ball came into the box.
“I think we'll take the point, move on and hopefully get back to the way we want to do it as soon as we can.
“There are no rules that tell you to play football a certain way so you have to be able to stand up to what's in front of you, and I thought we did that pretty well today."
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