Blackburn manager Mark Hughes has called for the introduction of video technology for Premiership matches.
Hughes criticised the performance of referee Phil Dowd during Sunday’s draw with Tottenham and wants a meeting with referees’ chief Keith Hackett.
“I’ve never been an advocate of technology but sooner rather than later they should bring it in,” said Hughes.
“When huge decisions at the top level have an impact on teams, management and players then something has to be done.”
The draw at Ewood Park featured two red cards and two penalty decisions that Hughes felt went against his side.
Tugay was sent off for a foul on Hossam Ghaly that resulted in Tottenham’s equaliser from the penalty spot.
Shortly afterwards the home players were adamant that Tottenham striker Mido had handled in the box at the other end.
“The assistant is 15 yards away, and I am 120 yards away. I saw it, and everyone else did,” said Hughes.
“These are big decisions that have a direct effect on the outcome of the game. On too many occasions this season, it has it happened to us.
“There are clear breaks in play whenever there is a penalty claim or a goal is scored.
“In that short period of time it can be established very quickly whether it was a genuine penalty kick or a genuine goal.
“It is important we highlight these things to the powers-that-be.
“Performance level is what we are all about – players, management and referees.
“Their performance has to be of the required standard.
“I do not think Mr Dowd would have been proud of his performance.
“Tugay did not make any contact. The guy lost his footing and has gone over. The referee is in a decent position to make a decision himself.
“We asked to speak to his assistant because we think he is going to overrule him.
“He comes back and ends up sending him off. We are scratching our heads.”
Tottenham coach Martin Jol was equally unhappy by Ghaly’s late sending off for a foul on Michael Gray.
“I know Hossam, and he never used his elbow,” said the Dutchman. “He misjudged it. It was never intentional.”