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PAUL | I'M IN DISBELIEF

7 November 2020

"He's offside by a mile. Then the penalty incident in the second half - that would have looked out of place at Murrayfield."

Paul Lambert was left in disbelief as the match officials were once again the talking point in Town's 3-2 defeat to Portsmouth in the first round of the FA Cup.

Sean Raggett tapped in from close range for Pompey in the 111th minute, but was clearly offside following Rasmus Nicolaisen's flick.

Oli Hawkins also appeared to be dragged to the ground in the Portsmouth penalty area early in the second half, but referee Andy Haines waved play on.

Two early goals for the visitors put them in control, but a Jon Nolan strike just before half-time and James Norwood's first goal of the season in the second half saw Blues take the tie to extra-time.

"It's [the offside] there for everybody to see," Paul told iFollow Ipswich.

"He's offside by a mile. Then the penalty incident in the second half - that would have looked out of place at Murrayfield.

"We've got every right to be angry. They need to look at these decisions because it's not right. It's not a case of fine margins either, it's absolutely blatant.

"The guys deserve credit because they came back. We played particularly well in the second half."

See the full interview with the Town boss on iFollow Ipswich.


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