Saturday 25 February 2012

Serious Foul Play: Robert Huth

The following incident occurred during the EPL match between Stoke City and Sunderland on Saturday 4 February 2012. The match finished 0—1.

Stoke's Robert Huth (red 4) makes a challenge directly at his opponent, Sunderland's David Meyler (blue 18). Here are the freeze frames:

Referee Martin Atkinson sent off Robert Huth for serious foul play. Stoke City coach Tony Pulis claimed there was "no intent" and would appeal the decision.

Follow Up
The FA rejected Stoke City's appeal and upheld Referee Martin Atkinson's decision (see BBC Sport).

Note: This post will be linked with another send off for a Stoke City player, Rory Delap, during a match held 15 days later on 19 February 2012.

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