Wilfried Zaha has launched a stinging attack on Prem referees – claiming his leg would have to break for an opponent to be punished.
Crystal Palace’s leading man scored the only goal against Huddersfield to send Roy Hodgson’s team up to 11th.
But Zaha made his feelings known after a frustrating afternoon in Yorkshire.
The 25-year-old Ivorian said: “I feel like I’d have to get my leg broken for anyone to get a card. That’s why I lose my head.
“Why am I getting different treatment from other players? It is every week. I don’t know what to say.
“I don’t know. I have tried to speak to the referees – there’s nothing I can do any more. It is hard.
“It doesn’t make you want to go on a run because someone will come through the back of you and it doesn’t allow you to express yourself.
“At the same time, I have to let my feet do the talking which I did today.”
Zaha produced a fine finish after driving through the Huddersfield defence seven minutes from the break.
He said: “I had one thing in my mind when I went on my run. I don’t think we had many shots but I managed to connect with it well and scored.
“I was happy we managed to win. That is the main thing.
“We are a team. Without them I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. If I manage to score for them, I do for the team.”
Hodgson’s team host Newcastle United at Selhurst Park next week.