“I don’t think it was a penalty. I don’t think he was close to getting to the ball”
Paul Lambert felt Town didn’t deserve to lose at the Riverside, with a controversial first-half penalty setting Middlesbrough on the way to a 2-0 win.
Jordan Hugill converted from the spot after Jordan Spence was judged to have fouled him and Marcus Tavernier added a second 20 minutes from time.
“I don’t think it was a penalty. I don’t think he was close to getting to the ball,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.
"Some of the football we played was first class and I don’t think we deserved to lose the game.
“We had two good chances in the first-half, their ‘keeper made two good saves. It’s not just the strikers, we are just missing that cutting edge but football wise, the players have been fantastic.
“I watched the game against Middlesbrough at Portman Road and it was completely different to that today but obviously as well as we have been playing, we have got to get points on the board.
“It’s a big game on Tuesday against Millwall and we’ve got to go again.”
Paul gave Myles Kenlock his first start of the season, with the boss adding: “It wasn’t a big call to play him. Jonas [Knudsen] has played a lot of football and I thought Myles was excellent.”
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