Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hit out at referee Lee Probert for changing the course of the game at Fulham on Monday night.
Steve Sidwell and Bobby Zamora netted in the final minutes of the match to secure Fulham a 2-1 win, with the catalyst seemingly Johan Djourou's red card for a second bookable offence 12 minutes before time.
Wenger was furious after the match, arguing that neither of Djourou's challenges were worthy of a yellow card, and said: "The referee influenced the game in completely the wrong way, in my opinion We cannot influence that."
He added: "We had a good first half and in the second half we were tired in the last 10 minutes. We lost the game because we were down to 10 men.
"The first yellow card was not a yellow card. The second yellow card was a foul for us."
While Arsenal felt aggrieved after the match, defeat would have been cruel on Fulham after a spirited performance.
Boss Martin Jol said: "I am relieved after any game when we get the points on the board and against a top side like Arsenal.
"We did it before against Liverpool and Chelsea so we have some players with excellent quality who can make the difference as you saw.
"We didn't play particularly well in the first 25 minutes. We played a bit differently in central midfield, we tried to screen and play zonally.
"After that we matched them up in midfield and that gave them a problem."