Everton boss Ronald Koeman was disappointed to see Morgan Schneiderlin get a second yellow card in the draw with Manchester City.
Schneiderlin was booked early in the match for a foul on Sergio Aguero and gave the striker both barrels after another late tackle on the Argentina international earned a second yellow card.
"It's one side it's maybe, out of the position of the referee, coming from the back of the player," Koeman said of Schneiderlin's sending off following the dismissal of Kyle Walker.
"But I was in a good position, in a better position about the second yellow of Kyle Walker and in my opinion he played the ball.
"But, you know, away against City, he's sending off one player of City and a difficult situation.
"You know what the referee will do then, a yellow and his second - it's red. You can expect that."
Koeman claimed not to feel hard done by despite Schneiderlin's red - or necessarily the result itself.
"No, no, no, I think it was a great match, a lot of intensity and a lot of battles," the Everton boss said.
"It is Premier League and we know that it's football and of course you need to stop those tackles, the bad ones. But I didn't see one bad tackle.
"Okay, but it is a difficult job for the referee."
He added: "You know even with one less player on the pitch, City is that high-quality team that they will create and they will play.
"They have different options and that made it really difficult.
"It is a good point, happy, we worked hard for that point and, okay, go into the next."