re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Van Persieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
The Villa one was awful. How Shotton got a second yellow I don't know. He just pulled his body away and
Bale Delph went down really easily. There were some horrible tackles in that too that didn't even get yellows.
Even though it doesn't look like much, when you are sprinting like Delph was and you get your ankle tapped like that from behind you go flying. I know because it happened to me playing hockey once and the guy who did it to me should have been put in the sin bin imo
but we only a got a free hit.
It was more clumsy from Shotton than anything, but that still means it was his fault.
Btw it was Clark not Herd Seabs who did the tackle that could have been a red.
The reason Villa got a free kick is that Clark was fouled just before he charged in.