Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was left frustrated after their 2-1 defeat at Tottenham.
Rodgers complained that his team were not getting enough decisions from officials, and he was deeply unhappy last night that Phil Dowd awarded the free-kick that led to Bale's goal when Clint Dempsey went down under the slightest of touches from Jordan Henderson.
"Nothing is going for us away from home, that's how its been all season in terms of decisions," Liverpool boss Rodgers said in his post-match press conference.
"Clint Dempsey has been clever (with the free-kick). He gets a hand in his back and goes down.
"We should have had two [penalties tonight]. It's incredible to have gone through the season without getting a penalty.
"The Steven Gerrard one was nearly assault. How is that not a penalty?
"The statistics will tell you that we've been in the box as much as anyone, but to arrive at this stage of season and not get a penalty..."