But the Dutchman insisted there was no malice in the two-footed aerial lunge at Everton´s Phil Neville that infuriated the home players and manager David Moyes.
Kuyt claimed: "People saw the TV and said my booking looks bad. But I was just trying to make a tackle and I did not want to touch the player, and I didn´t. Maybe I was a bit lucky, but I never had any intention of trying to hit the player, it was a yellow card and I accept that."
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