Norwich boss Lambert blames ref for Stoke winner

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert was left upset with the match officials after defeat to Stoke City.

Lambert expressed his frustration after seeing his side go down 1-0 at Stoke thanks to a goal that came from a throw-in he felt the hosts should not have been awarded.

The winner came in the 72nd minute when Potters substitute Cameron Jerome headed a throw-in - which replays suggested should have been given to the Canaries instead

"He (ref Michael Oliver) is walking away as if he has given it to us, and he actually raises his hand a little bit as if it is a Norwich throw, and then the linesman has overruled him for some reason," said Lambert.

"Our lads think it is our throw, we are out of possession and then we lose a bad goal. I think it was there for everybody to see that it was a Norwich throw.

"He (Oliver) did admit it to me in the tunnel that he was going to give it to us, but the linesman has overruled him.

"It is frustrating. We never had many chances in the game and never really got going with any fluency.

"This is a really hard place to come - you have to combat that aerial threat, which I thought the lads had done really well. But the throw-in changed the game."

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