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‘They’ll bottle the play-offs like they do annually anyway’ – Norwich fans taunt Derby fans following late penalty controversy

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Norwich City continued their excellent run of form at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, as a late penalty from James Maddison ensured the Canaries escaped the East Midlands with a point.

The Rams had taken an early lead through in form forward Matej Vydra, before goalkeeper Scott Carson kept his side in front by parrying striker Nelson Oliveira’s penalty away from danger.

The home side appeared to be edging ever closer to the three points that would have kept them in the automatic promotion spots before James Maddison won another penalty, which he cooly converted to ensure the spoils were shared.

However the decision prompted much controversy, with referee Jeremy Simpson initially pointing for a corner after Maddison appeared to dive over Carson’s trailing foot.

However after consulting with his linesman, the penalty was awarded, sparking outrage amongst Rams fans on social media who accused the playmaker of diving.

One fan shared a video of the incident on Twitter which Maddison responded to, claiming that Carson admitted to him on the field that there had been contact…

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