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Burnley striker Jutkiewicz frustrated by non-penalty calls

Burnley star Lukas Jutkiewicz has stated that he is frustrated by not being awarded penalties during the games against Leeds United and Birmingham City.

Jutkiewicz had strong claims to win penalties against in Burnley's first two fixtures of the Championship season but the striker was turned down on both occasions.

The former Middlesbrough man has been left frustrated by the referee's calls over the last two games and is insistent that he should have been awarded the spot kick both times, especially in the weekend's 2-2 draw with Birmingham.

Jutkiewicz said: "It is frustrating really. I was up the other end of the pitch for their penalty but it didn't look like there was a huge amount of contact. Maybe a clash of heels. Enough people have told me that it (his own appeal) was pretty stonewall. It's a little bit unfortunate.

"I did mention it to the referee but he said he didn't see it "I asked whether that was part of the linesman's job to be keeping an eye out for things like that. Apparently not, so it's a bit frustrating. They haven't gone in our favour."

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