Stoke's Ryan Shawcross was left fuming after his late goal against Manchester City was ruled out.
Shawcross thought he had headed the winner at the Britannia Stadium in injury-time, but referee Alan Wiley ruled it out for a foul on Shay Given.
But the young defender is insistent that his goal, which would have seen Stoke win 2-1, should have been allowed.
"I've got a good leap and I timed it well," he told the Stoke Sentinel.
"I got above the keeper and just nodded it into the goal and thought I had scored.
"The ref thought I had fouled the keeper, but I didn't think so - and having seen it since, I still don't think I did.
"I asked the referee about it at the end and he said 'you can't challenge the keeper in the six-yard box'.
"That is a bit silly, because if I am jumping higher than him then I am not going to challenge him."
Team-mate Glenn Whelan was equally perplexed at the goal being disallowed.
"I think the goal was decent, but the referee has obviously seen something else," he said.
Whelan himself was on the end of a crude challenge from Patrick Vieira and it appears the veteran French midfielder was hugely fortunate not to pick up a red card.
"I think the ref said he hasn't seen it," said Whelan.
"I said to the ref and to Patrick Vieira himself that he's been lucky, but you just have to get on with it.
"Maybe if I was a bit bigger, then maybe it would have hurt more," he joked.