Bradford boss Simon Grayson has refuted Karl Robinson’s claims that referee Nick Kinseley lost control of last night’s game.

Charlton threw away a lead for the third time in a row as the Bantams drew 1-1 at the Valley.

And Robinson was furious with the lack of protection given to his players – Tariqe Fosu, Sullay Kaikai and Jake Forster-Caskey were on the receiving end of late tackles.

But Grayson said: “I thought that’s what Pep Guardiola was saying a few weeks ago. It was a competitive game, I don’t expect our players to pull out of challenges.

“There were yellow cards for both teams – and there could’ve been more cards. I don’t think the referee lost control of it.

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“It was competitive, every decision has been contested because both teams want to win. Karl is entitled to his opinion, it’s not a problem.

“I’ve got a good relationship with Karl and sometimes you see things through a different avenue and you move on to the next game.

“All I wanted my players to be is committed, like Karl wants his. Some of their players made a couple of naughty challenges that got them booked, but some were missed at times.

“So I’ve got no problem with Karl. I’ve known him for a long time and I know what he can be like after games.”

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