Ref call cost us - Lambert

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Norwich manager Paul Lambert expressed his frustration after seeing his side go down 1-0 at Stoke thanks to a goal that came from a throw-in he felt the hosts should not have been awarded.

The winner came in the 72nd minute when Potters substitute Cameron Jerome headed a throw-in - which replays suggested should have been given to the Canaries instead - on to Matthew Etherington, who touched the ball past Elliott Ward before beating John Ruddy at the near post.

It appeared as if Stoke had won the throw only after referee Michael Oliver had been overruled by his assistant, and a fuming Lambert said: "I think it was our throw. He (Oliver) is walking away as if he has given it to us, and he actually raises his hand a little bit as if it is a Norwich throw, and then the linesman has overruled him for some reason."

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