Villa boss Martin O´Neill suggested Ballack had tumbled over even though there had been no contact with Zat Knight, who was shown a dubious red card. O´Neill felt Knight´s dismissal in the 46th minute was the turning point and was furious with referee Phil Dowd´s decision.
But Ballack told the London Evening Standard: "For me there is no discussion about this. I had the ball and two guys, not just one, came and one pushed me. It was a clear penalty."
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