Kevin Doyle believes newly promoted teams find it harder to win penalties in the Premier League.
The Wolves striker looked to have earned a certain spot-kick when he was dragged down by Richard Dunne in the derby with Aston Villa at Molineux on Saturday only to see his appeals turned away.
Mick McCarthy's men were eventually awarded a penalty in the second-half which Sylvan Ebanks-Blake duly dispatched to cancel out Gabriel Agbonlahor's opener.
Many believed that Doyle's eagerness to stay on his feet cast doubt in referee Peter Walton's mind but the decision only heightens Wolves' sense of injustice after seeing penalty decisions against Sunderland and Portsmouth also turned down.
"Is it harder for teams who are promoted to get penalties? I think so. Steve Coppell used to say it when I was at Reading," the Irishman said.
"We were getting to the stage where we were thinking 'we don't even get them in training now'.
"The one we got in the second-half had been a long time coming because in nearly every game we've had a blatant penalty.
"Probably the ref went in at half-time and found out he should have given one to me at the start so when we did look like we should have got one in the second-half, he gave it straight away."
Doyle believes he was right to try and stay on his feet and stated that players cannot win with people criticising them for going down to easily on other occasions.
"They say try and stay on your feet and it you are fouled, you are fouled," he added. "Just trying to stay on your feet shouldn't alter that.
"If you go down too easily, you get criticised for that so I tried to stay up and he stopped me from scoring but the ref was having none of it.
"I was trying to stay on my feet as much as possible and be honest and to try and get a goal."
Despite his clear frustration the £6.5million summer arrival from Reading was pleased that his strike partner Ebanks-Blake claimed his first goal of the season having only recently returned from injury.
"You could see he was delighted with it," he stated. "It is just a big relief. I know the feeling, to get that off your shoulders, and it makes it a lot easier from now."