Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill is adamant that his team "battered" Crewe Alexandra, despite losing 1-0 against League One's bottom side.
While admitting that Williams deserved his red card, Cotterill has insisted that his team deserved to beat the Railwaymen.
He told reporters: "We battered them. We were the better side with ten men. They couldn't live with us.
"They've got out of jail today. They didn't deserve anything. The referee had a poor game. It's been spoilt as a spectacle.
"Derrick deserved to be sent off. He was stupid to go to ground. He'll be fined for that."
City remain one point ahead of three teams tied on 41 points – MK Dons, Swindon Town and Preston North End.