Chelsea would have got penalty, says Paul Lambert

Speaking the morning after the game, Paul Lambert once again refused to divulge the content of his post-match discussion with the referee but said that Chelsea would not have been denied a penalty had they made an appeal in similar circumstances.

updated: August 22, 2013 18:42 IST
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London: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert on Thursday claimed that his side were the victims of double standards after being denied a late penalty in their Premier League defeat at Chelsea.

With Chelsea leading 2-1 in injury time of Wednesday's encounter at Stamford Bridge, home captain John Terry appeared to use an outstretched arm to block the ball inside the hosts' penalty area.

However, referee Kevin Friend allowed play to continue, having earlier angered Lambert by failing to penalise Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic for catching Villa striker Christian Benteke with a flailing arm.

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