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Key decisions prove costly

5 March 2016

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Paul Lambert pointed to crucial decisions going against his side as Rovers slipped to a narrow 1-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday.

Despite dominating the match from start to finish, 16th minute penalty from Andre Gray proved to be the difference as Rovers suffered derby day disappointment.

But the Rovers boss pointed to key moments as to why they didn't leave Turf Moor with something they deserved. Hope Akpan was brought down by Stephen Ward in the first half, then with seconds left at the end of the matchJordi Gomez was fouled by Fredrik Ulvestad.

However on each occasion referee Mike Jones waved away blue and white claims to leave the boss frustrated.

"We should have been coming away from here with all three points," said Lambert.

"I thought in the Middlesbrough game we were fantastic but we raised the bar again.

"The chances, the two penalty claims were massive, we dominated the game from start to finish.

"In big games you've got to get the big calls in big moments right and I thought the referee missed two huge calls.

"Everbody in this stadium, I think if they are honest, knew Blackburn Rovers were the better side.

"I've told the players that they can go out of here with their heads held high because they were fantastic.

"We are disappointed to lose but they played a really good match, there was only one team that looked like winning."

Rovers are back in action this Tuesday night when Birmingham City are the visitors to Ewood Park.

Tickets are on open sale up unti the 7.45pm kick-off with prices starting from £18 for Adults, £12 for Seniors, £12 for 18-21 year-olds and from £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Book online today at and collect your tickets from the Roverstore collection point on the day of the game.

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