Gunn Angry at Penalty Decision

Last updated : 19 April 2009 By Site Editor

Following good work from Giovani Dos Santos, Kevin Lisbie was put through on goal, only for Marshall to make contact with former Charlton man and the referee awarded a penalty, although City protested both that Lisbie handled in the build-up and went down too easily. Dos Santos converted the penalty to send Town 2-1 up.

Speaking of the decision Bryan Gunn told "I was very angry at the end of the game.

"Especially when the Ipswich Town manager comes up to me and says he doesn't think it was a penalty. Although there was contact between David Marshall and Kevin Lisbie I thought it was minimal - his momentum had taken him forward, and then the referee decided to give the penalty kick.

"It's disappointing when you put all of those things together, and when you see it on the video again there was a handball in the motion that Kevin Lisbie took the ball under control.

"That's difficult when you see it, commitment was there from the players - we didn't play well today but sometimes you don't do that in derby games. Ipswich got that little bit of luck that sometimes you need

"We're disappointed with the third goal we let in, because we felt we still had a chance to get back in the game and get something from the game - we threw caution to wind and we brought Cody McDonald on, and then at the end we played with three at the back.

"We tried everything in our armoury to try and get a result and it just wasn't to be on the day."

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