Sunday, 8 January 2012

0 FA cup - Manchester Derby: Manchester City to appeal unfair Kompany red card after 3-2 defeat by Manchster United

Manchester united won 3-2 against ten men Manchester City in Manchester derby FA cup match. City played almost 80 minutes with ten men and yet managed to threat United win and nearly snatched an equalizer on final minutes.

Kompany was sent off for raised to foot tackle, at least that is what Chris Foy thought and ended City FA cup dream. Replay show Kompany tackling with two feet but extended his right foot wide and stopped the ball with the inside on the right foot. There was little contact with Nani who did not fall down and the superb tackle. It was a two raise foot tackle, but does that alone qualify it to be a serious foul play?

"We will do an appeal and I am sure that we will win an appeal Roberto Mancini said and went on to add. "There is no way Vincent shouldn't play against Liverpool in the Carling Cup semi-final on Wednesday."
Mancini is very confident he will be able to turn around the red card decision. added: "I don't want to talk about this incident. It was 300% not a sending off." He added.

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If the red card stand Kompany will face four match ban, which include two Carling cup semi final legs against Liverpool and tough premier league match against the on form Tottenham Spurs. With Yahya and Kolo Toure already left for African cup of Nations, City will try their best to see the ban removed or even reduced by FA.
Liverpool (h) Carling Cup semi-final first leg
Wigan (a) Premier League
Tottenham (h) Premier League
Liverpool (a) Carling Cup semi-final second leg.

According to FIFA laws of the game, send-off qualify when it is a serious foul play. Below are the Sending-Off Offenses in Law 12 - Fouls and misconduct.
A player, substitute or substituted player is sent off and shown the red card if he commits any of the following seven offenses:

1. is guilty of serious foul play
2. is guilty of violent conduct
3. spits at an opponent or any other person
4. denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity
by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a
goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
5. denies an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving
towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick
or a penalty kick
6. uses offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures
7. receives a second caution in the same match

Law 12 Decision 4 A tackle, which endangers the safety of an opponent, must be sanctioned as serious foul play.

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