Stoke boss Tony Pulis was furious with the decision not to send off Gary Neville in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United and believes his club are due some luck with referees.
Pulis had already used his programme notes to rail against a lack of decisions going Stoke's way in recent weeks and his mood was not improved when Andre Marriner kept a second yellow card in his pocket when Neville clattered Matthew Etherington three minutes before the break.
Pulis said: "Well let me ask you this, if it was a Stoke City player at Old Trafford and he committed those two fouls, would he have been sent off?
"We've played nine games this season and there have been four decisions which have affected the result. We've had three stonewall penalties not given and now this.
"We have been in the Premier League for 85 games now and we've had three penalties so it's a load of rubbish to say that it evens itself out.
"We are very disappointed. We will take it on the chin as we always do at this football club but if the shoe was on the other foot it would have been different. I am off to have a glass of wine with Sir Alex now and I doubt very much that he will disagree with me."