Steve Cook’s red card at Norwich is certainly a contender for easiest decision a referee has had to make all season.
In a way you have to admire the Bournemouth defender as he showed great athleticism to tip a goalbound shot onto the post and out for a corner.
The ball was played through to Temmu Pukki but Cherries goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale got to the ball first.
It then fell to Ondrej Duda, who lobbed Ramsdale but was denied by Cook.
The problem is, only goalkeepers are allowed to use their hands, so referee Paul Tierney had no choice but to send Cook off.
And to rub salt in Bournemouth’s wounds, the Canaries had a penalty which Pukki duly slotted away.
Below you can see highlights of the game and that ballsy handball by Cook.
Pukki’s penalty proved to be the winning goal meaning Bournemouth slide deeper into the relegation zone, having lost their last four league matches.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe admitted that that moment changed the course of the game, although he didn’t realise that it was Cook who handled the ball at first.
Howe said: “When we were down to 10 men is probably the best we’ve battled in recent weeks, we played really well.
“We stayed in the game for set-plays and counter-attacks to try and get the chance to score and get the ball to bounce our way, we had a couple of moments there today.
“The moments were there for us today and I think they haven’t been there in recent weeks but obviously it’s costly for us.
“It’s decided the game, it’s one of those things that happens. I actually thought it was Aaron who saved it initially, I didn’t know Steve had handled the ball. Pure instinct from him.”