Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson blasted referee Graham Salisbury for not giving his side a penalty during their goalless League One promotion battle against MK Dons at London Road.

Ferguson was adamant Salisbury should have pointed to the spot when Dons defender Dean Lewington appeared to divert a George Boyd effort off the line with his hand just before the break.

Ferguson said: "It was a certain penalty. The ball clearly struck their lad on the arm, the referee was only six yards away yet failed to give us the decision."

He added: "If he gives the penalty, he has to send their man off and that makes things very different.

"We undoubtedly deserved to win. We were absolutely fantastic to a man but didn't get that little bit of luck."

Dons boss Roberto Di Matteo insisted his side also had their moments in the stalemate.

Di Matteo was delighted with a battling point, claiming: "We had a very tough game and a really long trip to Carlisle at the weekend, so it was not easy to play this match three days later.

"But we coped really well and the main thing is to pick up points from our away games."

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