He nicked the ball away from Everton goalkeeper TimHoward, who was committed to the challenge and fellunder the faintest of touches.
Maximum penalty: Maxi Rodriguez is brought down by Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard
The way he went down made the decision an easy one butas he was heading away from goal there was no possibilityof a red card for denial of a goal-scoring opportunity.
Some would argue that his legs were crumbling beforefull contact from Howard but for me the penalty wasabsolutely correct.
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