BBC Sport - Stoke 0-1 West Brom: Referee lacked common sense - Hughes

Ref lacked common sense - Hughes

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says referee Michael Oliver "lacked common sense" in sending off two Potters players in a 1-0 defeat by West Brom.

Oliver showed red cards to midfielders Ibrahim Afellay and Charlie Adam to reduce Stoke to nine men after half an hour, before West Brom took the lead when Salomon Rondon headed home Rickie Lambert's cross.

This was only the 10th time that a side have been reduced to nine men in the Premier League before half-time.

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