In the 50th minute, I sent off Team A #10 for denying the opposing team an obvious goal scoring opportunity by an offence punishable by a free kick.
Immediately prior to the incident, Team B had launched a counter attack form their own half. Team B had lobbed the ball past the Team A defensive line. A Team B striker gained possession of the ball halfway between the halfway line and the goal with no other defenders except the goalkeeper between the player and the goal.
Team A #10 gave chase to the Team B striker and, as the Team B striker entered the top of the penalty area with the ball and was about the shoot, Team A #10 pushed the striker over with both hands. The Team B striker fell over.
I was located approximately 15 metres away towards the left side of the penalty area and had a clear and unobstructed view of the push.
Because of the attacker's close distance to the goal, the attacker's control of the ball, the attacker's direction of movement towards the goal, and the lack of nearby defenders to fairly intervene in the situation, in my opinion, the push unfairly denied the attacker an obvious goal scoring opportunity.
I immediately dismissed Team A #10 from the field of play. The player left the field of play without incident.
Play was restarted with a penalty kick to Team B.