Last Updated: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 19:31
Burnley boss Sean Dyche blasted referee Darren Drysdale for sending off Dean Marney in the 2-1 defeat to Birmingham.
Curtis Davies had given the relegation-threatened visitors the lead before Ross Wallace equalised from the penalty spot at the start of the second half. Marney then saw red for the hosts and Birmingham made the extra man count thanks to Marlon King's late strike.
Dyche said: "Some of the football was excellent but you are having to earn wins not just by beating 11, we've having to go beyond that.
"The officials should be there to manage the game and not make decisions that change it radically.
"Apparently [Marney's red card] was for excessive force so I think you've got to tackle softly now.
"I don't think you're allowed to tackle the ball. Maybe you are not allowed to use your feet in a tackle
"You cannot take a great tackle out of the game because it will kill football. All managers want to play the beautiful game, you all want to be a version of Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea. But you can't take away tackling. It's what fans buzz off.
"We didn't deserve to lose the game. In the first half we were just off it slightly but then second half I thought we were terrific."
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