England centre Jamie Noon claimed he was "robbed" of a try as the world champions crashed to a record Twickenham defeat against New Zealand.
England's 41-20 loss saw them concede four touchdowns, although it might have been a different story - in the first half, at least - had Noon been allowed an opening try.
Referee Joel Jutge referred the decision to video official Christophe Berdos, but it went against England, who eventually changed ends 28-5 adrift.
"I feel robbed by the decision," said Noon, who later breached New Zealand's defence, although it made little difference to the final outcome.
"I was lying on the ball over their line, so I don't understand why the try wasn't given. I scored the try and there is no reason why it should not have been given - it was a bizarre decision, but you just have to get on with it."
England were ultimately undone by four New Zealand tries - from Joe Rokocoko, Aaron Mauger, Carl Hayman and Dan Carter, who also kicked 21 points - while Noon and wing Ben Cohen claimed consolation efforts.
England captain Martin Corry claimed his team had let themselves down as they suffered a sixth successive defeat - their worst results sequence since 1972 - suffered a record Twickenham defeat and conceded the most points in their history on home soil.
Corry said: "We let them in for a couple of scores just before half-time, which was a key time in the game.
"It meant we had to chase the game in the second half, but while we are extremely disappointed with the result, we have got to take the positive elements out of it.
"On the whole, we weren't good enough. When we had the ball, we looked quite dangerous at times but when New Zealand got in behind us, we really struggled.
"At 28-5 behind, I felt the guys stuck to their game and we kept plugging away, which is a great credit to the lads."
Former Dudley-Kingswinford scrum half Shaun Perry was delighted with his second-half try.
The Bristol No 9 said: "It was a really physical game but I enjoyed every minute and the great atmosphere helped. The crowd were superb.
"For the try, I knew it was a long way to go and all I was thinking of was that I had to get there. I'm sure they were jumping up and down at my old club (Dudley)."
Worcester captain Pat Sanderson, who played for an hour before giving way to Sale Sharks flanker Magnus Lund, said: "We weren't that far off the pace but you can't afford to make mistakes and you can't afford to make them against a side as good as New Zealand.
"Next week against Argentina, we'll have to put this game behind us. Every game is a must-win game for us and if we can put a good 80 minutes together, we'll be okay.
"We're coming together as a side, we know results are expected instantaneously but we've got to move on. The debutants all stuck at it really well and it was great to see Shaun Perry score on his debut."
England head coach Andy Robinson is set to delay his team announcement for next weekend's clash until tomorrow.