New Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish branded the penalty awarded to Manchester United early in the third round cup tie with his side as a joke. There was two major decisions made by the referee and neither of them particuarly helped Dalglish and his side. Howard Webb awarded a penalty after Daniel Agger appeared to trip Dimitar Berbatov and sent off Gerrard for a challenge on Michael Carrick. "The penalty is a joke," said Dalglish. "I have seen the replay and unless they have changed the rules it is no penalty. The other one, I cannot see that as a red card either." He added: "In the dressing room before the game someone said to me the game's not changed that much. I said 'I thought it was a non-contact sport'. Maybe I was right."