Saracens boss Mark McCall praised his team's reaction to the yellow card shown to prop Rhys Gill in the Premiership clash against Bath.
However, the opposition felt they should have been awarded a penalty try for the incident.
Gill was yellow carded after a scrum collapsed close to the home line.
But referee Pascal Gauzere opted not to award a penalty try to Bath, and instead of being able to build on a lead the visitors found themselves pegged back by Steve Borthwick's try.
Chris Wyles scored the champions' other try, with Owen Farrell adding 16 points with the boot, and home Director of Rugby McCall was delighted with how his players responded to going behind early on.
"I'm pleased because we played some very good running rugby against a Bath side who came here with their tails up after a good win last week, and who made a flying start," McCall said.
"So it was important that we fought back to equalise when down to 14 men for Gill's yellow card and the performances of Alex Goode, David Strettle - back to his electrifying best - Andy Saull and Steve Borthwick were especially pleasing.
"Steve has never given up on England and making a comeback. He is playing so well, yet is someone rarely mentioned in terms of the squad. If England came calling for his experience among what may be a young squad, he would never say no."
Bath forwards coach Martin Haag described his frustration and said that the decision not to award the penalty try was crucial.
"We should have been 14-0 up shortly before they made it 7-7 - because we were on their line and the scrum went down," he said.
"The referee shouted for us to 'use it', yet he then carded Rhys Gill and we should have had a penalty try.
"You need to know that things will be consistent."
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