Everton boss Roberto Martinez was critical of referee Lee Mason after the Toffees' 1-0 home loss to Stoke and hinted he felt the official should be dropped.
Martinez hit out at Mason's decisions to only yellow-card Jonathan Walters for pulling back Leighton Baines in the first half and then award a penalty to the visitors moments later, having adjudged James McCarthy to have fouled Bojan Krkic.
Walters had appeared to be the last man in the first incident, while the contact on Bojan, who converted...
Bojan Krkic's first-half penalty steered Stoke to a 1-0 win over Everton in a physical Boxing Day encounter at Goodison Park.
The visitors took the lead in the 38th minute of the Barclays Premier League contest when referee Lee Mason adjudged James McCarthy to have fouled Bojan and the Spanish forward slotted in the resulting spot-kick.
Steven Naismith had a header cleared off the Potters' line, Kevin Mirallas passed up a decent-looking chance to equalise and Leighton Baines' drive was parried by...
As we approach the midway point in the 2014-15 Premier League season, it's time to have a look back at the campaign so far. We asked our ESPN FC bloggers to tackle seven questions. Who's your side's unlikely hero, and who has work to do?
Premier League Report Card
2. Your Season So Far -- In A Sentence
5. Surprise Star
6. Must Do Better
7. Great Expectations
Each team's grade for the season so far is below. Click on the team name for a comprehensive summary.