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26 November 2019

"It goes off one of their players. I don’t know how that’s not given"

Paul Lambert was left frustrated after seeing what looked a perfectly good goal from Luke Chambers ruled out in the first-half of the goalless draw against Wycombe.

The skipper saw his header divert into the net off a Wanderers player but with the players ready for a restart, referee Alan Young awarded a free-kick for offside.

Town were indebted to a brilliant penalty save from Tomas Holy to deny Joe Jacobson five minutes from time after Chambers was judged to have pulled back Dominic Gape when it looked outside the box.

“Luke gets a header in and it’s an own goal. It goes off one of their players. I don’t know how that’s not given,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“It was a legitimate goal. They were ready to kick-off. They said the delay was because the communication  was down, well why didn’t the linesman raise his flag?

“Chambo was outside the box for the penalty as well. Look I understand people can get decisions wrong and have bad games but in my opinion, that wasn’t good enough from the officials out there. It was incredible.

“It was a fantastic save from Tomas but if we had lost that game, it would have been a travesty.

“We were excellent for a lot of the game and we did break them down - the goal just wasn’t given!”

See iFollow Ipswich for the full interview with Paul.    

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