Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock critical of refereeing decisions following defeat to Sunderland

After referee Phil Dowd overlooked a penalty shout for Crystal Palace in their 3-1 defeat to Sunderland, manager Neil Warnock admitted his frustration with officiating “mistakes”, reports BBC Sport.

“I was told we should appeal for penalties a lot more. But I don’t understand why we should have to appeal. If someone kicks your shin, they should be given. To say we are not getting decisions is an understatement. There are too many mistakes,” he said.

Crystal Palace striker Fraizer Campbell was brought down by Sunderland defender Santiago Vergini in the first-half of Monday night’s Premier League clash, but the referee was unmoved.

“You have to give penalties, you have to be brave to give penalties and they don’t seem to be doing that at the moment. I think we’re too nice at the moment. We are too honest,” Warnock added.

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