Mark Robins was left fuming at his Coventry City side after they threw away a valuable point at Nottingham Forest.
The Sky Blues boss described the killer stoppage time winner as an “absolute shambles” as his players gave away possession with 30 seconds to go.
That resulted in Lyle Taylor going down in the box under a challenge from Kyle McFadzean and the referee awarding a penalty – the last kick of the game – which enabled the Forest striker to bag the full three points for the home side.
“It was just a rubbish, rubbish, rubbish goal,” said an angry Robins, reflecting on the 2-1 defeat.
“It started with our throw-in down the other end by the corner to see the game out with 30 seconds left on the clock is an absolute shambles. If you can’t do that then you deserve to lose the game.
“And off the back of the game we have just had, we’d have been disappointed with a point because coming towards the end we could have won it. But naivety and stupidity just cost us the game.”
He added: “To concede the way that we did for both goals was poor.
“We shot ourselves in the foot by giving a chance away at the end and you have no time to come back; the game’s done.”
He added: “We have to be better than that because we have done more than enough to win the game.
“And to come here, to the City Ground, and put on a performance we did then we can certainly look at it and take positives.
“But it’s just difficult at this moment in time and after a game I have to come and speak to you and I am fuming, I’m absolutely livid, but I have to try to keep a lid on things and get on with things because there’s no point.
“We have to understand it. They know how I feel. I just told them to get in the shower because they know exactly what it is they need to do.”
Asked about the penalty, conceded by Kyle McFadzean, he said: “He’s saying that he didn’t touch him, that there was a coming together.
“Lyle Taylor is clever and he’ll get his body in front of you and as soon as he feels contact he’ll go down and give the referee a decision to make.
“That’s our luck, we’ve had bad luck.”
There were, however, plenty of positives from an impressive second half display at the City Ground.
“We could have made it a lot easier for ourselves by taking the chances we created,” he said.
“On the upside we’ve come away from home and played really well, we’d have been disappointed not to take all three points, but to come away with zero is a travesty really.
“We wanted to try and win it, I thought we were on top in the game, they were looking for whatever they could get, they would have been happy with a point at the end of it, but it wasn’t to be and we’ve just got to move on from it.
“In the circumstances with injuries and the games that we’ve got to play there was some good really positive things to take from it.”