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Tomlin Reveals Thoughts On His Ipswich Penalty

Lee Tomlin has revealed there was some doubt in his mind ahead of the important penalty he scored against Ipswich Town on Saturday.

The attacker got the ball rolling for City as they ended a three-game losing run with a 2-0 success at Ashton Gate in the Sky Bet Championship.

When Tammy Abraham was toppled by Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowski in the area, Tomlin was tasked with stepping up to convert the resultant spot-kick.

Tomlin dispatched the ball with aplomb, despite revealing afterwards that he wasn’t clear in his mind where he was going to strike it.

“Normally when I step up I know where I’m going to put it,” he told Bristol City Player HD.

“I had taken a few penalties in training on the day before the game and in my head I knew there were a few places I could put it.

“I’m just so confident taking them. Yes I’ve missed one but so what? Everyone misses penalties in their career, it happens in football.

“I’ll never stop wanting to take them, no matter the result of previous penalties.”

Remarkably, Tomlin’s strike was City’s maiden first-half goal of the season at Ashton Gate – in December!

“Hopefully that can be the turning point for us now,” he added. “We want to get our noses in front in games and push on.”

Luke Freeman sealed the win with a stunning strike in the second half to claim all the headlines.

Tomlin said: “I can’t believe that’s Freezy’s first goal at Ashton Gate! I was amazed when he told me after the game.

“I know he’s usually the one setting goals up but it’s good that he’s adding goals to his game now – and what a goal it was.”

 

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