Johnson is no diver - Boothroyd
Watford manager Adrian Boothroyd is convinced Everton striker Andrew Johnson is no diver.
The England striker is booed across the nation for his alleged habit of going to ground too easily and the Vicarage Road faithful had given him stick even before he won, and then converted, a spot-kick in the Toffees' 3-0 win.
But Boothroyd believed the award had been a fair one.
He said: 'My initial view was, yes, it was a penalty. It was one of those that sometimes are given, sometimes not.
'And any player that gets booed should pat themselves on the back because it shows what a good player they are. Ronaldo gets it and Andy Johnson gets it. He is a very good player and £8.5million has proved to be a snip for them.
'If you are a good player you are a threat to the opposition and you are going to get stick. But I don't think he is a cheat, not at all. That's not fair.'