Fulham boss Jol had no problem with penalty won by Man City's Johnson

Fulham boss Martin Jol had no problem with the way Adam Johnson won his penalty in Manchester City's 3-0 win.

Fulham boss Martin Jol had no problem with the way Adam Johnson won his penalty in Manchester City's 3-0 win.

Referee Mike Dean decided Chris Baird had fouled Johnson in the box, even though TV replays showed it was the City winger who had initiated the contact.

Sergio Aguero took advantage from the spot to give the hosts a ninth-minute lead and with Chris Baird netting an own goal and Edin Dzeko tapping home after the break, City were able to open up a three-point lead over Manchester United at the top of the table.

"I was surprised at the penalty but if you look at it again, maybe Johnson did well," said Jol.

"I had a few players in the past who did that. We all tried it when we were younger. The referee has to make a decision but I still think it was a soft one."

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