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Studs up: Alan Hutton's challenge on Saido Berahino saw him collect his 10th booking of the season

Studs up: Alan Hutton's challenge on Saido Berahino saw him collect his 10th booking of the season

Studs up: Alan Hutton's challenge on Saido Berahino saw him collect his 10th booking of the season

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has defended Alan Hutton's horror challenge on West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino which sees the Scotland international banned for the next two games.

Hutton was booked for his high-challenge on the England Under-21 forward but will miss the next two games for a totting up process this season.

Berahino also picked up a yellow card for his reaction as he squared up to Hutton and a number of Villa and West Brom players had to keep the pair apart.

It was Hutton's tenth booking of the campaign but Sherwood, who picked up his first win as Villa manager last night, suggested Berahino was at fault for "getting in the way".

"When he [Hutton] stretched for the ball, Hutton can't do anything. I think Berahino is unfortunate to be in the way there," Sherwood told BT Sport.

anager Tim Sherwood has defended Alan Hutton's horror challenge on West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino which sees the Scotland international banned for the next two games.

Hutton was booked for his high-challenge on the England Under-21 forward but will miss the next two games for a totting up process this season.

Berahino also picked up a yellow card for his reaction as he squared up to Hutton and a number of Villa and West Brom players had to keep the pair apart.

It was Hutton's tenth booking of the campaign but Sherwood, who picked up his first win as Villa manager last night, suggested Berahino was at fault for "getting in the way".

"When he [Hutton] stretched for the ball, Hutton can't do anything. I think Berahino is unfortunate to be in the way there," Sherwood told BT Sport.

As Hutton was booked, the FA cannot take retrospective action but fans on social media sites felt the defender should have seen red for raising his studs.

It was a view shared by former Scotland international Gary McAllister who believes the 30-year-old could have been given his marching orders.

"Is there a little kickout? I think he’s very fortunate to get away with that," he said.

Telegraph.co.uk