Boss puzzled by Gomez's red
Roberto Martinez has questioned Howard Webb's decision to send off Jordi Gomez in Wigan's 1-0 defeat to Sunderland on Saturday.
The Latics boss felt the midfielder's dismissal was harsh and has accused the experienced referee of being inconsistent in the contest at the Stadium of Light. Gomez received his marching orders for a lunging challenge on Black Cats full-back Danny Rose two minutes into the second-half and soon after, the home side made their numerical advantage count as Steven Fletcher came up with the game's only goal. Martinez, who is already facing an FA charge over comments he made about Michael Oliver's handling of his team's defeat to Manchester United last month, believes Sebastian Larsson should have walked for a similar challenge on Arouna Kone if Webb was being consistent. He said: "I think it's harsh. It's harsh because Danny Rose loses the ball slightly. "Jordi tackles as a striker tackles, showing the studs, but he never leaves the ground, it's not a two-footed challenge. "I can understand why the referee gave it, but I think it's very, very harsh. "My disappointment is that Larsson has made a worse tackle against Kone and is not even shown a yellow card. "That's just as you want as a manager, you want consistency for both teams. "It's down to the referee's decision if he considers that that challenge is a red card, but then every challenge in the same manner should be a red card."