Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho feels that Newcastle United's time-wasting tactics resulting in his side recording their first defeat of the season.
A second-half brace from Papiss Cisse proved to be too much for Chelsea, who were only able to pull a goal back through Didier Drogba despite Newcastle being reduced to ten men towards the end of the game.
And Mourinho, whose side's lead over Manchester City in the Premier League has now been reduced to only three points, says that he was disappointed to see the Magpies deploy time- wasting tactics during the game.
"One thing is to waste time on the pitch in a proper way - you keep the ball, you go to the corner, you hold the ball, you wait for the free-kick and the goalkeeper is not running to get the ball," the Portuguese told BBC.
"But another thing is what happens outside the four lines which is the responsibility not of the referee. I thought at high level football [sic] these sort of situations would not happen."
The former Real Madrid boss, however, was quick to point out that the referee was blameless.
"Things were happening that the referee cannot control," added Mourinho. "He cannot punish the ball boy that disappears, the people in the crowd that keep the ball or somebody that throws a second ball on to the pitch."
"Even in the six minutes (of stoppage-time), the same happened. We cannot be here all day. The referee cannot give 15 minutes or give six and, after six, give another six."
Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hit out at Mourinho for his time-wasting allegations, insisting that his side played well despite their injuries and the sending off of Ryan Taylor in the closing stages of the game.
"We've lost players left, right and centre, we are down to 10 men and for the manager of the opposition to moan about time-wasting is not really acceptable," Pardew told BBC.
"If the ball goes in the stand at Newcastle with six minutes to go, it ain't coming back, trust me. There was a bit of confusion, the ball coming on, we are kicking it away - come on, I don't think that's really where we are today. It was an unbelievable performance."