Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was left fuming with the referee following his decision to allow Thierry Henry’s second goal to stand in the 2-2 draw at Arsenal.
Henry’s quickly taken free-kick caught Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech off guard and prompted the entire Chelsea team to remonstrate with referee Graham Poll.
Mourinho said: “Unhappy is a nice word because I cannot say the word I have in my heart or in my soul.
“I don’t want to speak about it because if I do, maybe I will have to go to the FA or pay out some money instead of spending it on Christmas gifts.”
Although the draw maintained Chelsea’s five point lead over Arsenal, Mourinho was unhappy with the outcome.
“If you’d told me before it would be a draw, I would have said it’s not a bad result,” he added.
“But having seen the game, I feel a bit disappointed – we were the better side and we should have won the game.”
Chelsea goalkeeper Cech was still organising the Chelsea wall when Henry was given permission by Poll to take the free-kick. The French striker stepped up and put the Gunners 2-1 ahead.
Mourinho said: “I have a lot of respect for Mr Poll. He’s a top referee and he’s one of the best in the world.
“I will not forget their second goal easily but at the end of day the result is acceptable.”
Earlier, Henry’s opener was cancelled out by a John Terry effort. Chelsea levelled for a secod time through Eidur Gudjohnssen as a pulsating ecounter ended with honours even.
“It was a great game – the quality was good, there were no red cards, one or two yellows but that’s normal in this kind of game,” he said.
“This was a game not just for England, but for the world and we can be proud of being involved.”