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Spurs to appeal red card

TOTTENHAM look set to appeal the red card shown to Danny Rose in Wednesday night's 5-1 Premier League defeat at home to Manchester City.

The 23-year-old was sent off by Andre Marriner after the referee awarded a penalty following Rose's challenge on Edin Dzeko, although replays suggested the Spurs full-back got a touch to the ball.

The hosts were losing 1-0 before the spot-kick, which was despatched by Yaya Toure, before City went on to score three more goals – with Etienne Capoue grabbing a consolation for Tim Sherwood's side. Assistant referee Scott Ledger flagged for the foul, with Marriner originally having signalled for a corner before siding with his colleague and pointing to the spot.

Tottenham head coach Sherwood suggested after the game that he was considering lodging an appeal against the decision, with Rose currently ruled out of clashes with Hull, Everton and Newcastle.

"He clearly wins the ball – I think we will appeal," he said.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini said: "If you ask me, it was a clear penalty and a clear red card."


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