Roy Hodgson was left seething over a harsh yellow card shown to Danny Welbeck during England's 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Moldova.
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Welbeck will subsequently miss Tuesday's crunch clash with Ukraine in Kiev, which leaves the Three Lions short of strikers.
Victory against Moldova took England three points clear atop Group H, and Welbeck scored twice, but was cautioned for kicking a ball after the whistle had blown, resulting in his suspension.
Hodgson criticised Slovakian referee Ivan Kruzliak after the match. He said: "The booking for Danny Welbeck has overshadowed the night, that's for sure.
"I don't think there'll be too many people, even in the refereeing fraternity, who will say that was a clear yellow card. A 40 yard sprint, a ball that arrives on your foot, a split second between the whistle blowing and the shot.
"You'll have to try very hard to persuade me that was a booking. He's out of the game. We'll live with it, deal with it, but I'm not prepared to go down that route that these things happen. I didn't think it was a correct decision.
"The other one he got in Montenegro, we should have had a penalty and he was booked for diving.
"He's been unbelievably unfortunate. We have already lost Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge and it makes life difficult for us. It takes the gloss off a good team performance.
"But we're getting used to dealing with misfortune. The players dealt with the blows we suffered in terms of injury before the game. I hope they do the same thing in Ukraine."
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.