Wayne Rooney scored both goals as Man Utd beat Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford. The circumstances surrounding the first goal, which came from the penalty spot, were somewhat farcical.
Radamel Falcao turned John O'Shea in the box and the Irishman was forced to bring the Colombian down with him through on goal. Referee Roger East sent off Wes Brown for offence, despite it being clear it was O'Shea who committed the initial foul. Wes Brown also made contact with the Man Utd striker but it was well after O'Shea.
Brown, O'Shea and teammates protested but East would not change his mind. Wes Brown could do nothing but laugh.
The referee told Gus Poyet afterwards that he believed Brown had made the first foul.
The referee said that Wes Brown was the one who fouled Falcao first. That's what he told the players.
You need to ask the referee. We will analyse it and make a decision.
Despite what many thought initially, it seems it was not a case of mistaken identity.