Opposition view: 'It's a blatant foul' - Bowyer disagrees with Brady on penalty call

Addicks boss felt his side were full value for the win

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 9:46 am
Lee Bowyer. Picture: Getty.
Lee Bowyer. Picture: Getty.

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer took a completely different view to counterpart Jon Brady regarding the big penalty decision during Tuesday's 2-1 win, claiming it was a 'blatant foul'.

With the game goalless and both teams struggling to create chances, referee Paul Howard's decision to point to the spot on 65 minutes decisively swayed the contest towards Charlton.

Jake Forster-Caskey and Jack Sowerby clattered into one another when challenging for a header inside the box, and it was Town's midfielder who was deemed the guilty party.

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Conor Washington stuck away the spot-kick and his second five minutes from time ensured the Addicks moved within a point of the play-offs.

"It was a blatant foul, he's just taken Jake out," said Bowyer. "Jake's going for the header and their fella just took him out so I thought it was a penalty, 100 per cent.

"I thought we were good today and it could have been more. In the first-half, for 20 minutes we got into great positions but the final pass wasn't there. To score goals you have to be hungry and run an extra five or 10 yards.

"If we did that in the first-half it would have been comfortable. I told them to do that in the second-half and it’s what we did. It’s disappointing we didn’t have the clean sheet. The most important thing is three points at home and the players are really happy.

“There’s no easy games. This side today [Northampton] beat Portsmouth 4-1 [on Saturday], it’s not easy. No game is easy but every game is winnable. Today we won it and deservedly so.

"When you put in a performance like that you look forward to the next one. The last few games we’ve done well. We have to carry on keep doing the basics right. We have great players, we have to keep concentrating on not giving anything away and doing that means we have a chance."