Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew was left fuming over the decision to award the Reds a penalty in the dying seconds of injury time, which allowed Christian Benteke to give Liverpool a hotly-disputed win at Selhurst Park. Benteke had tumbled under minimal contact from Damien Delayney, and referee Andre Marriner subsequently awarded a penalty after an intervention from assistant referee Scott Ledger.
"I think everyone has seen the penalty. If you're the referee and you see the centre-half pulling out of the challenge then you don't give the penalty," Pardew said at the post-match press conference. "The linesman assumed the little touch was a penalty, he [Benteke] makes the most of it and gives a penalty – it's tough to take, that is."
"If you think that touch affects the fall that he has, then you seriously need to be consulted. I'm a football person and that touch doesn't warrant the dive that he makes. It's the dive that makes the linesman's mind up. It's an issue that's worrying in the game."
Pardew also took a swipe at former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher for announcing it was the right decision live on TV at the time.
"I heard Jamie Carragher say 'if anyone's going to touch you, you can make the most of it'. Jamie Carragher saying that? He's an ex-pro, come on."