A livid John Carver accused Mike Williamson of getting deliberately sent off as Newcastle United slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Leicester City.
The 31-year-old former Watford and Portsmouth defender was shown a second yellow card for pushing Jamie Vardy when they were both off the pitch as Newcastle lost their eighth Premier League match in a row.
The result leaves Carver’s side just two points above the relegation zone and they still have West Brom, QPR and West Ham United to play this month.
Newcastle ended the match with nine men as Daryl Janmaat was also sent off while Leonardo Ulloa scored twice for Leicester, the first after only 38 seconds, and Wes Morgan netted in the 17th minute.
Carver was in no mood to mince his words after the match, saying of
Williamson: “I thought he did that on purpose – it looks like he did.
“The ball was off the pitch – he had no need to make the challenge. He will miss two games. Is it an easy way out? There was no need to do it and I’m not accepting that.
“I told him that to his face. I don’t want to go into his reaction.”
Newcastle’s last victory came against Aston Villa at the end of February. Since then, they have scored four goals and conceded 18 in their eight consecutive losses.
They have let in three goals in each of their last three matches, against Tottenham, Swansea City and now Leicester, while their position has deteriorated because of victories on Saturday for fellow relegation candidates Sunderland and Aston Villa.