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Higginbotham unhappy with referee
Published : 19 Apr 2010 11:41:00
Danny Higginbotham says referee Stuart Attwell allowed himself to be influenced by "who shouted the loudest" in their 2-1 defeat to Bolton. The Potters were leading with just five minutes to go when Attwell, at 27 the youngest Premier League official, awarded a free-kick for a foul on Vladimir Weiss after some hesitation. Matt Taylor scored from the set-piece before snatching the winner but Higginbotham was unhappy with Attwell's performance. "There were a couple of decisions we weren't happy with, but you've got to be careful what you say these days," Higginbotham told the Stoke Sentinel. "There was a couple of times when he looked as though he wasn't sure. "It wasn't so much the free-kick itself, but more the fact he looked at it for a few seconds and it looked like a case of who's shouted the loudest."