We've got this far by clobbering the opposition though. The squad lacks talent and pace and tends to rely on grinding out results through hard work, physicality and direct play. You'll definitely have more of the ball, but we're more than capable of frustrating you for most of the match and then scoring on a rare attack - that'll be the plan anyway.
Actually his hand and lower arm were not tight against his body, his hand was out in front of him and had it hit his hand directly it would have been a nailed on penalty especially as he turned his arm towards the ball, it didn't just hit him because he couldn't avoid it.
That was probably behind the referee's thinking, it did hit his upper arm after all, so the only argument is whether it was intentional, I think probably not.
I do think we could make an argument for a penalty had it gone the other way though.