By Richard Clarke

Kolo Toure hotly disputes the free-kick that led to CSKA Moscow's winner on Tuesday.

In the 24th minute Johan Djourou tackled Alexandro Dudu in 'the D' just outside the Arsenal area. After some deliberation, referee Mujeto Gonzalez eventually gave a free-kick to the home side. It was dispatched into the net at great speed by Daniel Carvalho for what turned out to be the winning goal.

"I don't think it was a foul," said Toure afterwards. "But they scored from it and that made it really difficult. It's hard when you're away from home and up against a really strong team who play good football.

"They beat us. They did very well but they had a goal from a free-kick which shouldn't have been given. Then the referee gave a decision against us for our 'goal' as well.

"We are all human, we can make mistakes as well but it's difficult for us to accept just after the game."

Toure stressed the importance of not letting this result linger in the memory too long.

"It was frustrating," he said. "A draw would have been a good result. We played well but the referee didn't give us a decision. We scored a goal, he didn't accept that but now we have to focus on our next match, a really difficult one.

"This is a hard place to come. CSKA play at a high tempo, play good football and you can see why they won the UEFA Cup two seasons ago. They are a good team.

"It's disappointing not to get a draw, but we have to bounce back from this and not to worry too much from now on about the decision.

"We have some young players. Sometimes you have to accept that you are going to be unlucky and move on towards the next game."

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Richard Clarke 18 Oct 2006