STOKE – Stoke City manager Mark Hughes, was disappointed with the decision of the referee who made the team only won a draw against Manchester United on Friday (01/01/2015) night. He also considered his team should get two penalties in the game.
Referee Michael Oliver did not give his team two penalties in the second half. According to him, handball Chris Smalling in the race for the ball with Crouch very clearly visible.
“We had two penalties were not given (the referee), which obviously is of Peter Crouch, the movement of Chris Smalling looks unnatural. But the referee is only three or four yards,” said Hughes as reported by Sky Sports on Friday (2/1 / 2015).
“And when Peter header hit the post. If you look closely, Geoff Cameron violated,” he added.
Hughes also regretted some of his team’s chances were wasted. However, he admitted his team play better.
“We are disappointed with the number of opportunities created, pressure and momentum, we are the team most likely to score. We came up against a good team and I think today we are a better team,” he concluded.