Stoke City manager Mark Hughes was unhappy with Claudio Yacob, as he felt the player overreacted to get Geoff Cameron sent off in his side's 2-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.
Jonathan Walters had just canceled out Stephane Sessegnon's opener and Stoke looked to be on the front foot. But Cameron reacted to a late tackle from Yacob and pushed the Argentine to the ground. And Hughes was not happy with the midfielder's fall.
"At 1-1, we got back on level terms and there's not long to go," he said.
"Unfortunately Geoff just got caught late by Yacob and he'd been caught in the first half on the same foot. That's why he's just reacted to it.
Despite his unhappiness with the decision, Hughes refused to blame the sending off for the result.
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It took both sides 60 minutes to register the first goal of the game, with numerous players spurning chances. And Hughes admitted he was not happy with the way his side played.
"I didn't think it was a high quality game from start to finish," he said.
"We didn't really ask enough questions from my point of view given the quality we had on the pitch and at 1-1 you think 'we'd take that' as we hadn't played particularly well but obviously it wasn't going to be our day.
"The ball's run kindly for them and they've got the second goal right at the death. That's a little bit hard to take because I don't think either team really deserved to win the game."
Hughes will not have long to think about the defeat as his side host Liverpool in the Capital One Cup semi final first leg on Tuesday.