Lewis Dunk has said he asked Mason if he could take the freekick, he said yes and blew the whistle. It does seem hes then realised the keeper wasn’t ready when this obviously should have been checked before the whistle
Regulion had 2/3 fouls before the booking so no doubt was for persistent.
was surprised myself the game wasn’t stopped with the clash. I was thinking Pawson never saw it was a clash of heads cause I’m if remember correctly play was stopped when the ball was at the half way line.