Stoke City manager Mark Hughes felt referee Craig Pawson "caved in" as the Potters drew 1-1 at home to Everton in strange circumstances, though praised the "excellent" Peter Crouch.
The 36-year-old striker netted his 100th Premier League goal with his fourth in five league games to put the Potters ahead after seven minutes, converting from Marko Arnautovic's square pass on Wednesday.
But Ronald Koeman's Everton drew level after 39 minutes when Seamus Coleman's shot deflected off Ryan Shawcross and into the back of the net, though it had first been called offside with the linesman believing an offside Romelu Lukaku got the final touch at the Bet365 Stadium.
Replays showed that the ball actually nicked off Stoke skipper Shawcross but Hughes believes the goal should not have been awarded regardless because Belgian striker Lukaku made a movement towards the ball.
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Stoke boss criticises referee, insists he 'should've been a little bit stronger'