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14 January 2020

"Two wrongs don’t make a right. It’s a stonewaller. The referee admitted it himself"

Paul Lambert was delighted with his team’s display at a wet and windy Kassam Stadium and said Blues should have had a penalty.

The game survived a lengthy delay in the first-half when referee Tom Nield took the players off to give the groundstaff time to clear surface water.

James Norwood was denied what looked a penalty before the break when he was hauled to the floor and the Town boss had no doubts about the decision.

“It was a stonewall penalty,” Paul told iFollow Ipswich.

“The referee said it was a foul initially [by Norwood] but he didn’t give it, then Norwood was fouled. Two wrongs don’t make a right though. It’s a penalty. The referee admitted it himself.

“We were excellent though, especially in the first-half. We looked the team that was going to win the game.

“It was very difficult conditions to play in. I could see it was dangerous in front of me when the referee stopped the game. He wanted some time for the groundstaff to work on the pitch and that was fine.

“It was the right decision because supporters pay a lot of money so it was important that he gave it time to see if we could carry on.”

See the full interview with Paul on iFollow Ipswich.    

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