Villa boss Lambert refuses to slam Suarez after dodgy Liverpool pen

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was left frustrated with Liverpool's controversial equalising penalty for last night's 2-2 draw.
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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was left frustrated with Liverpool's controversial equalising penalty for last night's 2-2 draw.

Lambert unsurprisingly disagreed on the penalty incident.

"Brad has pulled his arms away. It is hard for the referee to judge it. He has a split-second decision to make it but I think Brad used his experience to pull his arms away and then you get punished," he said.

Asked whether he thought Luis Suarez had dived, he added: "I'll let you be the judge of that.

"I am not being critical of anyone. I'm not getting caught into that, the guy is a world-class player."

Of his team's performance, Lambert said: "I thought we were excellent. I thought Ron Vlaar was excellent, Benteke looked back to himself but we lost Gabby (Gabriel Agbonlahor) at a vital time and he was unplayable.

"I always thought we looked a threat on the counter-attack We might have sneaked it but I don't think anyone could begrudge us a point."

 
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