Man City to appeal red card

2012-01-08 17:57

Manchester - Manchester City will appeal against the red card shown to captain Vincent Kompany in their 3-2 FA Cup defeat against Manchester United here on Sunday, manager Roberto Mancini confirmed.

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Kompany, with FA Cup holders City already 1-0 down, was sent off in the 12th minute at Eastlands after going in two-footed to take possession off Nani.

Although he won the ball cleanly, without appearing to make contact with Nani, the defender was shown a straight red card by referee Chris Foy for a two-footed challenge.

As the City skipper has already been sent off for a straight red card offence once this season, he is facing a four-match ban unless he can get the red card card rescinded.

"We will appeal," said Mancini. "I am sure we will win."

This third round loss meant City's defence of the FA Cup lasted just one match but the Premier League leaders remain three points clear of second-placed defending champions United at the top of the table.


  • Burtfred - 2012-01-08 19:56

    Soccer - Boring, stupid game. I have no inclination to watch some poncy f****ng ref getting his jollies for 90 minutes. Or to watch overpaid prancing primadonnas hoofing a ball around at 20 000 pounds per kick. I'm going to paint my nails now.

      Johncarlos Cynical Biza - 2012-01-09 04:25

      You're just jealous your favourite sport isn't making the news

      adrian.berghoff - 2012-01-09 08:03

      You go paint your nails miss, rather do that than make comments on sport. You see so little and know even less... I'd like to put a two-footed challenge on you and see how quickly you get up.

      Jason - 2012-01-09 08:29

      Yes Burtfred - Switch the channel and watch some Ballet - Queer!!

      David - 2012-01-09 10:12

      Then why did you open the story you idiot?

      Gerald - 2012-01-09 15:49

      Hi Buttfried Thank goodness your "game" is not allowed to be shown on TV

  • Paul - 2012-01-08 20:34

    No chance of getting off this one. The refs were specifically ordered to show red on double-footed tackles.

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