Despite putting in another positive individual performance, a dodgy penalty call against Mark McGuinness saw Ipswich Town lose to Sunderland on Tuesday.
After two starts and two clean sheets last week, Mark McGuinness got another chance in the Ipswich Town backline against Sunderland on Tuesday.
The defender made three clearances, four interceptions, three tackles, and blocked one shot, without being dribbled past once. He also won 10 of his 11 individual duels. However, a controversial penalty decision against him gifted Sunderland the win.
McGuinness initially headed away a cross, before Sunderland sent the ball back his way. As he stretched to clear the ball with his leg, a teammate headed the ball into his hand from no more than a yard or two away. The referee pointed to the spot.
Watch the incident in the linked video from 1:40.
Ipswich Town fans were not at all happy with the decision:
Even worse Refereeing than the lincoln game, actually in shock by those two decisions. To be fair to Sunderland, they were in shock too. Very decent performance though , we go again!! Up the town
— Jimbo (@jeemeny) November 3, 2020
Referee shouldn’t see another game
— Harry Burgess (@harryburgess07) November 3, 2020
Nah seriously need to put a complaint in against this ref.. actually a joke
— Stuartttt (@stuarttthodson) November 3, 2020
Never a penalty in a thousand years! Ridiculous!!
— Owain Griffiths 🤙🏼🤙🏼 (@Owain1992uk) November 3, 2020
Football has gone if that’s a handball 🤷♂️
— Clive Maskell (@clivemaskell) November 3, 2020
Referee is a complete joke
— Jackitfc (@Jxck_091) November 3, 2020
Hopefully, the Ipswich boss won’t apportion any blame to McGuinness for the incident, and he’ll get another chance to help them to a win this weekend. The League One club face Portsmouth in the FA Cup on Saturday.