Lambert 'devastated' for Stoke players after late penalty miss

Paul Lambert
Paul Lambert

Stoke manager Paul Lambert was disappointed that his side missed the chance to take three points against Brighton.

Lambert said: "I'm devastated for the players.

"When you get a penalty in the last minute it's a big opportunity to win the game. I think the second half we were well on top, we got a great goal. Brighton I thought had done really well in the first half, made it difficult. We changed the system in the second half.

Stoke had come back from a goal down with a Shaqiri strike and missed a stoppage time penalty that would have given them a crucial three points in the battler to avoid relegation.

"Brighton had obviously scored a great goal themselves so credit to them for that. The second half, when we made a change, we were much better. We scored and had some great opportunities and the penalty... yeah, the penalty's a lottery.

"It's a hit or a miss really. Charlie scored a few weeks ago, at Coventry I think, before we came in so as he felt confident so the confident person hit it."