Stoke defender Geoff Cameron has accused Jermain Defoe of diving to win the penalty that earned Sunderland a point at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
The Potters were leading 1-0 in injury time when Defoe tumbled under a challenge from Cameron and referee Craig Pawson pointed to the spot.
The former England striker calmly converted the penalty to give the Black Cats a major boost in their fight against relegation.
Cameron said: “I’m disappointed with the decision at the end. I gave the referee the opportunity to make the call but, having a good look at the replay, I didn’t actually touch him.
“From a different angle, it’s kind of got him going down early and looking for it. But from the ref’s angle it looks like I kicked out.
“It was a spur of the moment thing, I didn’t want him to turn but I didn’t touch him. All of a sudden, he goes down. He’s a clever, veteran player, he knows what he’s doing. They got away with it.
“I know from a personal stand point that if I go through a guy I’ll hold my hand up. So, for me, it’s difficult to take.”
Defoe shrugged off Cameron’s comments, saying: “Well if there was no contact, I would have turned and scored.
“He’s going to say that. I don’t expect him to say, ‘Yeah, it was a foul’. The fact of the matter is that we got the penalty and I scored.”