Delaney and Olsson at odds

Damien Delaney and Jonas Olsson continued their disagreement today following Tuesday night's penalty decision at Portman Road.

Elvin King

Damien Delaney and Jonas Olsson continued their disagreement today following Tuesday night's penalty decision at Portman Road.

West Brom's Olsson was deemed by referee Stuart Attwell to have fouled Delaney to earn Town a 66th minute penalty from which Grant Leadbitter scored to put the Blues 1-0 ahead.

Chris Brunt fired home a 93rd minute equaliser to even up a high performance Championship game.

Delaney is adamant the referee was correct to award a spot kick - Olsson is equally certain that the official was wrong.

“He had hold of my collar and nearly pulled my shirt off,” said the Town defender.

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“It was a definite penalty with the referee in a perfect position.

“Sometimes these decisions go for you and sometimes against you, and to be fair the referee might have missed it if he had been standing on the other side.”

Olsson, who played with a headband to protect a wound that received three stitches at the weekend, saw things differently.

He stormed: “I don't know why the penalty was given.

“I was maybe grabbing him a little bit by the shirt but that's something that happens all the time in games.

“I think it was very easily given and I should have had a penalty 10 minutes before that when I was one metre from the ball in the box and got really dragged down from behind.

“But the referee didn't give that one. I was asking him what happened but he didn't want to speak to me.”

Looking back on the dropping of two crucial points after the concession of yet another late goal, Delaney said:

“With 10 minutes to go I thought we were on course to take all three points.

“They started to play the ball long and I thought we could handle that.

“West Brom didn't have particularly aggressive forwards.

“I thought we did enough to win but we didn't quite see it through again, but a point gained seems a lot better today than it did after the game.”

Looking at the game from his prospective, Olsson added: “I think we played well.

“Ipswich had a few chances and our keeper Scott Carson played a really good game but I think we were decent and we had our share of chances as well.

“We kept our patience and didn't just kick the ball and hope for the best.

“We kept sticking to our game plan and making the pitch wide.”