Leeds United boss Neil Warnock insists Derby County's Jeff Hendrick should have seen red
LEEDS United boss Neil Warnock thought Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick should have been sent off at Pride Park on Saturday.
Hendrick was booked by referee Scott Mathieson for a hefty challenge in the 36th minute on Leeds midfielder Ryan Hall.
Derby led 1-0 at the time and Warnock was not impressed by the decision.
"How Hendrick did not get a red card, I will never, ever know," he said.
"It's a horrendous challenge, it's a career-threatening challenge and to get a yellow card for that, I do not understand the game.
"They're even saying Ryan Hall got up quickly, as if that's a crime. What do we tell them to do, stay down and roll around?
"It was bad at the time but it's even worse when you watch it again."
Leeds went in level at half-time after Paul Green equalised following Conor Sammon's opener for Derby.
Warnock added: "I thought we were poor for the first half hour but we withstood that and I didn't think they could improve. I thought we could be 100% better in the second half and I thought we were."
Derby regained the lead through Jake Buxton before substitute Ben Davies scored the third in stoppage time.
"The second goal was always going to be the winner and we couldn't quite manage to get it," said Warnock.
"You need the rub of the green at times but it would have been entirely different with 10 men."