Aston Villa lodge appeal against Agbonlahor red card

first_img1 Aston Villa have lodged an appeal against Gabriel Agbonlahor’s sending off against Manchester United Aston Villa have lodged an appeal against Gabriel Agbonlahor’s sending off in their weekend clash with Manchester United.The striker was dismissed following a 50-50 challenge with Ashley Young, a tackle referee Lee Mason deemed worthy of a straight red card.Manager Paul Lambert admitted after the 1-1 draw on Saturday the club were likely to contest the decision, and an official appeal has now been lodged.Lambert said of the incident: “There was nothing, you may as well pack up if you’re going to take tackling out of the game. The two have gone in without any malice or studs showing, that’s not a red card.“The two have gone in fairly but the lad (Young) himself admitted he thought he fouled Gabby.“From where I was standing it’s not a red card.”Villa are likely to receive the outcome on Tuesday, ahead of their Premier League Boxing Day trip to Swansea.last_img