Aston Villa's Lambert laments 'double standards' after loss to Chelsea
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert yesterday claimed that his side were the victims of double standards after being denied a late penalty in their 1-2 EPL 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 let play continue. Speaking the morning after the game, Lambert said, “I spoke to Kevin afterwards, and obviously what is said in there stays in there. But I didn’t need to speak to him really,” he said.
“It was a clear handball. It’s a stone-waller, a clear penalty. I don’t care what anyone says, that is a penalty. I’m pretty sure if it had been down the other end, it would have been given.”