Forestieri so good I accidentally clapped him - MK Dons boss admits

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The Sheffield Wednesday forward was heavily involved against Karl Robinson's team at Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri is so good he was accidentally applauded by an opposing team's manager this week, the Star reports.

Forestieri, who is the Owls top scorer with 15 this season, was unable to add to his impressive tally during Tuesday's goalless draw against the MK Dons.

However, the diminutive Italian continued to prove problematic, and should have arguably had a penalty awarded in his favour in the game's dying seconds.

Forestieri was earlier booked for diving - the third such instance in two months - despite replays appearing to show otherwise, as they did in the fixtures against Preston and Hull City.

And Robinson, who was involved in heated exchange with a section of the Hillsborough crowd over an incident involving Dons winger Samir Carruthers, has admitted being a fan of Wednesday's No.45 and acknowledged he's been "dealt a very rough ride" by Championship referees.

"Before the game, Fernando came running off the pitch and shook my hand and gave me and Keith Andrews, who he has played with (at Watford), a hug," Robinson told the Star. "He showed amazing respect for me before and at the end of the game.

"He’s an amazing young man and I have nothing but plaudits to give him.

"I know how talented he is and if you are asking me to pick a team of the year, Fernando would certainly be in it. I applauded something he did in the first half by mistake.

"I think sometimes he gets dealt a very rough ride."

Robinson has previous with Wednesday, having been sent to the stands for pushing Reda Johnson in the 2012 meeting of the two teams at Stadium:MK.

The Liverpudlian's actions prompted an angry response from Owls manager-at-the-time Gary Megson, who told Sky Sports: "You don't touch players - you certainly don't touch mine."

And Robinson's response to the Carruthers incident was almost a carbon copy of Megson's.

"I don’t care who you are. You don’t touch my players," he said.

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