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Why was Phil Jones not sent off for his 'last man' foul on Eden Hazard? 

11 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Phil Jones denied Eden Hazard a clear goalscoring opportunity when he conceded a penalty in the early stages of the FA Cup final - so why was he not sent off? Players who make an 'accidental foul' while trying to play the ball, like Jones, no longer see red. The rule-makers deemed that the award of a penalty 'restores' the original goalscoring opportunity, so it is unfair to subject the offending team to a 'triple-punishment' - conceding a penalty, losing a man and possibly conceding a goal.
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