A second-half brace from Dwight Gayle saw Crystal Palace overcome the Potters, although Hughes was left unimpressed by referee Kevin Friend's performance.
The referee was removed from Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke as he lives in Leicester.
Referee Kevin Friend was dropped amid fears of a confliction of interest.
Spurs need to win on Monday in order to keep pace with Leicester, who lead them by seven points at the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool, Southampton, West Ham, Tottenham and a referee feature in this weeks villains selection.
With this season undoubtedly ready to see another crackdown on 'dangerous tackles' are we in danger of losing one of the greatest aspects of the beautiful game?