Palace boss Freedman disputes penalty calls in draw with rivals Brighton

Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman felt his side were on the wrong end of referee Stuart Attwell's penalty decisions in the 1-1 draw with Championship rivals Brighton.

Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman felt his side were on the wrong end of referee Stuart Attwell's penalty decisions in the 1-1 draw with Championship rivals Brighton.

Attwell pointed to the spot in the 64th minute when Wilfried Zaha was felled by Will Buckley and Chris Martin slammed home the spot-kick.

But 10 minutes later Attwell adjudged Nathaniel Clyne to have brought down Buckley in the area and Ashley Barnes grabbed a point for the Seagulls.

"Wilfried felt his back leg had been taken, I think it was more of a penalty than Brighton's was," said Freedman.

"But we gave the referee the opportunity to give a penalty with some sloppy play. We could have defended it better."

 
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