Martinez fumes after “unacceptable” penalty on Stones dooms Everton

Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Roberto Martinez didn’t like the penalty call on John Stones after the English back hacked down Marko Arnautovic late in Stoke City’s 4-3 win over Everton on Monday at Goodison Park.

Stones went to ground and may’ve got a stud on the ball, but cleared out Arnautovic.

[ MATCH RECAP: Everton 3-4 Stoke City ]

It looked like the Stoke man had clearly beaten Stones, and the back needed to get a clear piece of the ball after such a dramatic challenge.

His boss didn’t think so. From the BBC:

“You have to be very sure sure to make a decision like that. Looking at the replay it shows John Stones touches the ball. That decision is hard to take. To get a decision wrong like that so late in the game makes you feel furious and is unacceptable.”

Looked close to stone cold from our angle. What did you think?