Rovers benefit from decisions
Ian Thomas-Moore admitted Tranmere may have benefitted from some 'dodgy decisions' against Norwich.
Last Updated: 02/04/10 10:52pm
Ian Thomas-Moore admitted Tranmere Rovers may have been the beneficiaries of some 'dodgy decisions' in their victory over Norwich at Prenton Park.
Rovers climbed out of the League One relegation zone with a 3-1 win over Paul Lambert's table toppers, but that was only half the story.
Norwich found themselves three goals down before half-time as Thomas-Moore converted a dubious penalty, awarded by referee Eddie Ilderton in the sixth minute for handball against Darel Russell.
Lambert then saw his side reduced to 10 men in the 12th minute as goalkeeper Fraser Forster was shown a red card for bringing down Thomas-Moore inside the 18-yard area, with the Rovers man again making no mistake from the spot.
To add to Norwich's fury, Craig Curran scored a third in the 31st minute, despite appearing to control the ball with his hand before finishing.
Tongue in cheek
The Canaries pulled a goal back in the 58th minute through Grant Holt, but their happiness was short-lived as Lambert was sent to the stands by Ilderton not long after for encroaching onto the pitch.
Thomas-Moore told Sky Sports 1: "There were obviously a few dodgy decisions.
"I'll have to see them myself before I can make my own opinion. We have taken our chances at the end of the day."
When asked if he was guilty of handball, Curran added, with tongue in cheek: "No, it hit my chest, chest and arm.
"I just took it as a normal goal and I didn't really look and make much of it in case he (Ilderton) didn't give it. But I took the chance and that is all that matters."