Swansea appeal against Federico Fernandez red card
Swansea City 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.
London: Swansea City 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.