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Kompany Red Card Overturned

Kompany Red Card Overturned

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has succeeded in his appeal to have his red card from Sunday`s game against Arsenal overturned. Kompany was sent off by referee Mike Dean in the 76th minute for a challenge on Jack Wilshere. The rules of the game say a tackle that is "reckless" or executed with "brutal or excessive force." At the time Mike Dean considered that Kompany had, having already sent Laurent Koscielny off for a professional foul in the tenth minute.

City lodged an appeal yesterday afternoon that the F.A. have accepted. As a result, Kompany`s red card is overturned and he will serve no suspension. An F.A. statement said:

An Independent Regulatory Commission has today upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal regarding Manchester City's Vincent Kompany. The defender was dismissed for serious foul play during his side's match against Arsenal on Sunday 13 January 2013. As a result, Kompany's three-match suspension has been withdrawn with immediate effect.'

Laurent Koscielny will serve a one match ban on Wednesday night against Swansea City in the F.A. Cup.



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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Tuesday January 15 2013
Time: 4:25PM

Comments

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That is the correct decision, if you ask me. Having had the benefit of replay, no way was that worthy of a red card. Mike Dean's real time view of the incident was that Kompany's lunge was dangerous play with two feet off the ground; the replays show it was one foot with Jack only caught by his trailing 2nd leg.
Naijagunner
15/01/2013 21:08:00
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....plus, he did get the ball.
Naijagunner
15/01/2013 21:14:00
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I didn't think it was a sending off. Still, ********s won't reinstate my 3 points for my Dream Team.
Rocky7
15/01/2013 23:08:00
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I think it was a red - it was dangerous. Doesn't matter one bit whether he made contact with the ball or not - if you were to swing your boot at a ball 7' in the air, connect, but break the opponent's nose with the follow through, it's a foul regardless of contact with the ball. if it had have broken Jack's leg, would anyone still say 'fair tackle, and he got the ball'?
damiano_tommassi
16/01/2013 09:36:00
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Rocky7, i share your pain. I then trebled it with Koscielnys & Artetas inclusion to boot. Thank jesus for RVP
HuddersfieldYiddo
16/01/2013 13:11:00
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meanwhile, over in Stretford... (Clue - this one got a yellow)

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fifthcolumnblue
16/01/2013 22:57:00
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