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an inexperienced ref. He’s only had four games. Would he be given the Manchester derby? Absolutely not.
“But this was just as big a game for us and the ref was not up to the standard required.
“I have got to be careful. People will say, ‘It’s Mark Hughes blaming the refs again’. But all we ask is they get the match-defining, game-changing decisions right.
“Key decisions and key moments have gone against us again. I agree we need VAR. But the Premier League is stuck in the Dark Ages.”
As for his own future, he added: “We’ve got to change results into wins but people who saw this game will know we’re not a bad side.”
■PROPER CHARLIE: Austin confronts ref Hooper ■CLOSE CALL: Austin fires in as Yoshida watches on