Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday January 15 2013
Manchester City have won their appeal against the straight red card afforded the club's captain and colossus Vincent Kompany during the historic win at Arsenal last weekend...
Towards the end of City's 0-2 win, Kompany won the ball cleanly with one foot in a 50-50 challenge with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere who was already going to ground over his own ankle. Referee Mike Dean from his angle deemed the tackle to be two footed and gave the Belgian international a straight red. Whether or not Dean felt goaded into the decision by a seething Arsenal crowd and team who had arguably become hellbent upon a City player seeing red following the early dismissal of Laurent Koscielny remains open to debate.
The FA decision to overturn Kompany's red is a massive boost to Roberto Mancini and his resurgent City side who are bursting with confidence, team spirit and self-belief.
One year ago, City lost Kompany throughout an important January to a dubious straight red card for an athletic ball winning tackle 12 minutes into an FA Cup clash against the Stretfords. The referee in question Chris Foy was roundly goaded by Wayne Rugney in particular before reaching for his pocket.
Above all else, fears that the FA upholding Dean's rash decision would signal the deathknell for tackling in English football have been allayed.
all times East Manchester
Sa 19Jan 15h00 Fulham, The Etihad, PL
Sa/Su 26/27Jan Crystal Palace or Stoke City, A, FAC4
Tu 29Jan 19h45 QPR, Loftus Road, PL
Su 03Feb 16h00 Liverpool, The Etihad, PL
Sa 09Feb 17h30 Southampton, St Mary's, PL
Date:Tuesday January 15 2013
The Ped Report City 2-2 Sunderland (Thursday April 17 2014)
Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)
The Citizens versus The Black Cats (Wednesday April 16 2014)
The Ped Report Liverpool 3-2 City (Sunday April 13 2014)
Stats: Liverpool v Manchester City (Sunday April 13 2014)
The Reds versus The Citizens (Saturday April 12 2014)
Interview With A Scouser - The Opposition View (Friday April 11 2014)
City Summer Transfer Planning Well Advanced Again (Thursday April 10 2014)
Number 13 - Lucky For Some! (Thursday April 10 2014)
The Ped Report City 4-1 Southampton (Saturday April 5 2014)
|Man Utd||0||-||3||Man City|
|3. Man City||33||22||5||6||+54||71|
|7. Man Utd||33||17||6||10||+18||57|
|Ole Looking For Back To Back Victories
» Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:35:00
|Gunnarsson Has Full Support amp; Trust
» Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:22:00
|Do Villa Need Another Point To Be Safe?
» Aston Villa : 18/04/2014 21:19:00
|Team News v West Ham
» Crystal Palace : 18/04/2014 20:00:00
|Vital Preview: Norwich City vs. Liverpool
» Liverpool : 18/04/2014 18:49:00
|Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke
» Cardiff : 18/04/2014 18:04:00
|Injury Update: Defender In, Defender Out
» Arsenal : 18/04/2014 17:02:00