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26 January 2019

'Their penalty was never a penalty. Ours is a stonewaller' says boss

Paul Lambert was left fuming after two controversial decisions went against Blues in  the defeat at Villa.

Tammy Abraham scored twice, the second from the penalty spot after Alan Judge was penalised for a foul on John McGinn by referee Keith Stroud.

Collin Quaner then looked to be denied a penalty when his shot hit a Villa hand on the line before Freddie Sears scored from 25 yards.

“We were the better team, that’s the first thing,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“Their penalty was never a penalty. Ours is a stonewaller. It hit the guy’s hand. How the referee has given those two decisions I don’t know.

“It was a world class goal from Freddie. Then we hit the post. I thought we dominated the ball.

“Football wise we were very good. The players didn’t deserve that. The decisions went against us. That was really poor. It wasn’t just those two decisions. There were loads of decisions that were strange.

“Their crowd got edgy. You could see that. That \always shows you how the game is going. I’m proud of the players but we are all very frustrated.”

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