Stephen Kenny unhappy as "blatant penalty" not awarded to Ireland

Stephen Kenny unhappy as "blatant penalty" not awarded to Ireland

WEDNESDAY NIGHT saw Ireland defeated by Serbia in an exciting 3-2 game.

Sadly it just wasn't to be in Belgrade, as the impressive Serbian side proved to have too much for the hard-working Irish team.

Stephen Kenny won't be too disappointed with his sides' performance, but it means his long wait for a win goes on, with it now being nine games since his side picked up three points.

Speaking after the game, Kenny said that he was "really disappointed" not to leave Belgrade with at least a draw.

He also bemoaned the lack of VAR in this game, as Aaron Connolly may have had a shout for a penalty in the second half, while the game was at 1-1.

Kenny said: "Aaron Connolly, it looks like a cast-iron penalty from where I am anyway to make it 2-1.

"The player has gone through him to win the ball. It's an easy option to give the corner rather than give a penalty.

"How can there not be VAR if there is for some matches and not others? I don’t understand how it can be for some matches and not others."

Kenny's men must now dust themselves off ahead of a must-win game at home against Luxembourg on Saturday night.