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West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo paid credit to his side for battling back from a contentious penalty decision by referee Stuart Attwell to find a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Ipswich.

Albion dominated before Attwell awarded Ipswich a 66th-minute penalty when Jonas Olsson headed a throw-in clear. Olsson was not leading with his arms, but Attwell had seen an infringement of some kind and pointed to the spot.

"Did anybody see a penalty there? I can't be the only one confused," Di Matteo said.

"There was nothing to see, it was an ordinary challenge. That was a key moment of the game because out of nothing Ipswich got a goal."

Grant Leadbitter stepped up to score for Ipswich after the penalty was awarded by Attwell, but Chris Brunt was able to poke home from two yards in stoppage time to earn Albion a vital point in their promotion challenge.

Di Matteo added: "We had some very good chances and should have gone ahead. When you are playing against the referee as well it is difficult, but we kept going and credit to the players for finding an equaliser.

"We were the better team over the 90 minutes and the draw was the least we deserved. Our finishing was the only negative point. We played some very good football, but we should be putting more chances away."

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