Hughes slams refereeing in defeat
December 26, 2013
By Kristan Heneage
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes was left "dismayed" by the performance of referee Martin Atkinson during his side's 5-1 defeat to Newcastle.
Describing Atkinson as an "experienced senior referee," Hughes questioned a number of the officials' decisions, which included a penalty and two first-half dismissals for the visitors.