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The standard of refereeing has justifiably come under intense scrutiny this term and on Saturday it was Stoke who became the latest victims as they ended up on the wrong end of two desperately poor decisions.
Andre Marriner decided the contest with a performance that can be added to many others the Potters have suffered in recent times with Palace taking full advantage to win 2-1.
His first decision centred around a coming together between Asmir Begovic and Yannick Bolasie; the latter had his foot...
Stoke boss Mark Hughes claimed his side had had a penalty wrongly given against them and been denied a clear one themselves in their 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.
After Mame Biram Diouf's close-range finish had put the Potters a goal up early on in the Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium, they suffered what Hughes deemed the first injustice when Palace equalised in the 41st minute.
Referee Andre Marriner adjudged Asmir Begovic to have fouled Yannick Bolasie, who was chasing a long ball...
Crystal Palace recorded their fourth win in five Premier League away matches under Alan Pardew as they came from behind to beat Stoke 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium.
After going a goal down to Mame Biram Diouf's 14th-minute opener, Palace levelled in the 41st minute through a Glenn Murray penalty awarded contentiously when referee Andre Marriner adjudged Asmir Begovic to have fouled Yannick Bolasie.
The Eagles swiftly struck again as Wilfried Zaha punished ponderous Stoke defending to score in first-half...