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Breaking News: Kompany Red Card Appeal Dismissed

The FA have confirmed that an independent panel have dismissed Manchester City’s appeal against defender Vincent Kompany’s red card against Manchester United.


The FA have confirmed that an independent panel have dismissed Manchester City’s appeal against defender Vincent Kompany’s red card against Manchester United.

Kompany was shown a controversial straight red for a tackle on United winger Nani during Sunday’s FA Cup tie at the Etihad Stadium.

City decided to appeal the decision but the FA have today dismissed that appeal and their captain will now serve a four-match suspension with immediate effect. An automatic three-match suspension for Serious Foul Play, with an additional game due to this being Kompany’s second red card of the season.

He will now miss both legs of the Carling Cup semi final with Liverpool, the trip to face Wigan and the home tie with Tottenham.



  1. Chambers

    January 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Makes you wonder how much more they can help United?

  2. Davey

    January 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    As a neutral I don’t understand how they could complain about that.

    A two footed tackle with the studs showing is and always has been a red card.

    City shouldn’t be so bitter and small time about it. I saw Mancini and Silva both doing card waving gestures. Poor form and shows a lack of class.

    • Everardo Nunez

      January 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      I know i’m late on this but none of the highlights I’ve watched ever shows the cleets bottom. Yeah as fan of both ManCity and this sport it’s a shame that plays like this happen. I can see why that would be a red card. I do live in the US which we hardly every get highlights of English Premier League football mostly Champions league coverage.

  3. Jamie

    January 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Great news for Spurs…..Yaya and Kompany are in my opinion along with Silva there most influential players.

    Still would have City winning the title over United though….they are our underachieving brothers though…..this year it could all change Spurs above Arsenal and City above United

    • JasonB

      January 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm


      With spurs though, they got there through hard work and skill. City will have done it through cheating with someone elses money and undeserved riches. Not much of an achievement and all very hollow. Anyone can offer a load of players 200k a week to join them if they have got it. If they could only offer those players the same as other clubs none of them would have looked twice at City.

      Great team atm but scratch the surface a bit and its all very shallow and not deserving of any respect. COYS

      • Chris Hull

        January 11, 2012 at 7:28 am

        Name me a premiership team who doesn’t rely on investment to move forward. Such a stupid comment. You’re blasting City for getting a heavy investment? What is an acceptable investment level before you become ‘shallow’? I say good on them. Looking forward to facing them in the semis.

  4. John

    January 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    If you notice this is not the first time in the last month or two that a player from the opposing team has been sent off against ManUre for what was obviously not a sending off offence.
    Looks like (or smells like) ManUre can only beat teams when they have 12 men (the ref) against 10. Cheats and liars, how long does this go on for?

  5. Livingstone

    January 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    is just a matter of time match-fixing scandal will hit epl. Trust manu will not go scot free.

  6. Bogit

    January 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Match fixing – sure. If they paid the dunderhead Kompany to slide into a deadly 2 footed studs up tackle.

    I’m a gooner and I would prefer to see the Spuds take the league rather than see a zillionaires money buy the title. Then after we can all have fun watching the Spuds disintegrate as Harry goes to jail (or England) and Bale sold to Barca or Real.

  7. Matt

    January 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Bogit – thanks for the support there pal, being a Spurs fan, has to be said I would bite your hand off on the offer for the league, although obviously Harry is soon to be offered the England job and Bale will eventually go somewhere for £100m (maybe not literally, but probably not too far short, certainly not less than £50m). But these things happen, Beckham / Ronaldo left Utd, so I’d be silly to fool myself thinking some of our great players will never leave. But if we can wil the league before that happens I will be more than happy.

    Must all be city fans complaining about that red card. Yes it wasn’t nasty and he got the ball cleanly without touching Nani. But by the letter of the law, it was a lunging, 2 footed, studs up challenge and therefore a red card. In years gone by, it probably wouldnt have even been a foul, but do you have to wait until someone’s leg is broken before you can punish someone for such an action?

  8. Sportsnews247

    January 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Poor City, No Yahya and Vicent. Vicent punished for a tackle that was not even a foul, I hoped FA would at least reduce the ban.

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