Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has demanded an apology from the match officials over Robin van Persie’s first goal in his side’s 2-1 defeat by Arsenal.
The Dutch striker was clearly offside when played through by Denilson for Arsenal’s equaliser, but the goal was allowed to stand by referee Mike Dean.
“I want only after tomorrow that he (Dean) looks at the TV and the referee and the linesman see they are wrong and they say sorry,” said Scolari.
“That is all I want, no more, because they were not good and made a mistake.”
Television replays confirmed that Van Persie was standing in an offside position after Denilson had played him in on the edge of the penalty area.
The Dutch striker added a second two minutes later to condemn Chelsea to their second home defeat of the season.
And Scolari attributed the latest loss to the performance of the officials.
“We need a referee that comes to Stamford Bridge who referees for both sides, not just for one,” added the Brazilian.
“Have you ever heard me speak about referees any time in the games I have been here? Never, in 15 in the Premier League, four in the Champions League, the Carling Cup, I have not said anything but today is different.
“I do not want three points, all I want is them to say sorry it was a mistake because in the first half the same linesman made a mistake against us with Salomon Kalou.
“He is human and he can make a mistake but the offside has killed my team. I just want them to say they are wrong because I am wrong when I put some players in or the players are wrong when they make a mistake in front of goal or are not covering.
“These are all wrong but the referee is never wrong. I do not think they came here to deliberately make a mistake against us.
“It is difficult for my team to play after this because they lost their concentration. The offside killed my team.
“We lost because one goal was not a goal and it was a goal that changed the result. If we won, Arsenal would have been 13 points behind us and their championship would have been finished.”