Originally Posted by danny_boy
Poor sport Rodriguez, also felt the celebration by Lambert was a little unnecessary
It wasn't a dive. He avoided the tackle stupidly because the tackle would have been a clear cut foul. But with his forward momentum and then sudden movement of his body away from the contact he fell. He wasn't looking for the penalty. If he was, he would have just taken the tackle as the tackle was idiotic. The ref however blew for the penalty which J-Rod did not appeal for or look for. Bad ref decision, stupid Villa player for sliding in, but hardly a con job by J-Rod.
Not just Saints bias mind you
Should add, we thoroughly deserved to win. We were the better team for 70 minutes and survived the predictable onslaught at the end. J-Rod should have scored at least once as he had chances one on one and Puncheon hit the post.