But he was indignant about two decisions that immediately preceded the midfielder's dismissal.
"I've got no problem with Huddlestone's two yellow cards, but is every challenge now a yellow if you mis-time it?" he said.
"It got a bit angry towards the end, but for me the referee booked my two centre-backs for (fair) challenges.
"There's a raging debate about Chelsea in midweek and if we're not careful...I saw everyone surround Alex for a red card for his challenge.
"There wasn't a nasty challenge in the game yet we've had five yellow cards and a sending off. I never saw that coming.
"The reason we enjoy the Premier League is its honesty and integrity and if we're going to go down the route of every other league - jumping around and whinging and trying to get people yellow and red cards - for me that's not right."
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