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28th Jan 2016

LISTEN: Phil Jagielka claims match official sarcastically complimented his defending

"A little bit arrogant"

Darragh Murphy

Phil Jagielka is not a happy camper.

The Everton club captain played the full 90 minutes against Man City on Wednesday night and remains frustrated at the circumstances which saw the Toffees eliminated from the Capital One Cup at the semi-final stage.

A number of key decisions went against Everton on the night, with Raheem Sterling’s pull-back for City’s second having clearly gone over the line.

And Jagielka has since aired his unhappiness with the performance of referee Martin Atkinson.

Manchester City v Everton - Premier League

Speaking to BBCMerseySport, the defender claimed that Atkinson refused to listen to Jagielka’s complaints, sarcastically complimenting his defensive work.

“I tried to (talk to Atkinson),” Jagielka said. “He told me that my defending was brilliant.

“It’s difficult when things start going the wrong way and they get a little bit arrogant.”

Listen to the interview below.