Rangel unhappy with controversial penalty decision
19th October 2014
Angel Rangel felt he was wrongly punished for the penalty which led to Stoke City's equaliser in a game the Swans eventually lost 2-1 at the Britannia.
The Spaniard had been adjudged to have fouled Stoke winger Victor Moses in the box with just two minutes of the first half remaining.
Charlie Adam fired home to cancel out Wilfried Bony's earlier penalty, with Stoke going on to win the game courtesy of a header from substitute Jonathan Walters in the 77th minute.
But Rangel believes the penalty was an incorrect decision.
He said: "We started very, very brightly and we were on the front foot from the first whistle.
"We had a couple of one-on-ones, we were passing the ball around and we took the lead from the penalty.
"Everything was looking good but then things changed before half-time with an unfair penalty. It changed the game.
"I don't even have to watch the replay. I know I didn't touch Victor Moses - he went down before I went to challenge him.
"One of their players said to me that we were killing them. They couldn't get near the ball, and we should have gone into half-time leading 1-0.
"We started well in the second half and we limited them to very few chances, but then they score from probably the only good cross they managed to get into the box.
"But it's three points lost for us."