Ipswich boss Paul Jewell hit out at the match officials and in particular female assistant referee Amy Fearn after his side were denied a penalty in their 2-1 defeat at Birmingham.

Jewell was angry that an 81st-minute challenge by City skipper Steven Caldwell on Lee Martin went unpunished, storming on to the pitch afterwards to confront the officials.

Referee Robert Lewis appeared to have a better view of the incident than Fearn - who in February 2010 became the first woman to take charge of a Football League match - but Jewell pulled no punches in the post-match press conference. Responding to the comment 'I think everyone to a man thought it was a penalty', Jewell replied: "Unfortunately to every man, but not a woman."

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