Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry says they shouldn't complain about Stoke City's tactics after Saturday's 1-1 draw.

David Silva required treatment to a head wound after being caught by the arm of Dean Whitehead in an aerial challenge.

Barry said: "The game was exactly as we expected and as we have had the last few years we have come here. It was a tough battle.

"It [Silva's] was a nasty little cut - I think he [Whitehead] caught him with his elbow so I was very surprised not to see a yellow card.

"But Howard's (Webb) the best referee in England so we have got to give him the benefit of the doubt.

"I think overall we definitely had the better chances.

"We should have won with the chances we had, if we had kept a cooler head when they came for us."