English Premiership

Swans appeal Fernandez red

2014-10-29 17:04
Federico Fernandez (AFP)

London - Swansea City have announced on Wednesday that they have appealed against defender Federico Fernandez's dismissal during their 2-1 loss at Liverpool in the League Cup on Tuesday.

The Argentina international centre-back was shown a straight red card by referee Keith Stroud after an injury-time challenge on Philippe Coutinho and now faces a three-match suspension.

"Swansea City can confirm that the club will be appealing the red card issued to defender Federico Fernandez against Liverpool last night (Tuesday)," Swansea said in a statement on their website.

The Football Association will make a decision on the appeal ahead of the Swans' Premier League trip to Everton on Saturday.

Swansea manager Garry Monk was critical of Stroud's decision to dismiss Fernandez, describing the incident as "clearly not a red card".

He added: "I have seen it back a number of times. If anything, the Liverpool player's foot is higher than ours. How he saw that as a red card... But Keith is a good referee. Hopefully he will see sense and rescind it for us."

Liverpool's assistant manager Colin Pascoe also felt the red card was unduly harsh.

"I can see why they are not happy," said the former Swansea coach. "I didn't think it was a sending-off."

Dejan Lovren's winning header for Liverpool arrived shortly after Fernandez had been sent off, with Mario Balotelli having earlier cancelled out Marvin Emnes's opening goal for Swansea.

Swansea also announced that the FA have elected not to take further action against Monk after he criticised referee Michael Oliver following his side's 2-1 loss at Stoke City earlier this month.

Monk called Stoke winger Victor Moses "a cheat" after he earned a controversial penalty from which the home side equalised and branded Oliver's decision to award the spot-kick "disgusting".

The Swansea manager was subsequently asked to explain his comments by the FA, but has escaped punishment.

"Swansea City can confirm that the Football Association will not be taking any further action regarding media comments made by manager Garry Monk following the recent Barclay Premier League fixture at Stoke City," said a statement on the Swansea website.

"The FA, who asked Monk for his observations following the fixture, has reminded the Swansea manager about his responsibilities regarding media comments."

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