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.

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