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Swansea City will appeal Ryan Manning red card

SWANSEA, WALES - MARCH 08: Referee Jarred Gillett sends off Ryan Manning of Swansea City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Fulham at the Swansea.com Stadium on March 08, 2022 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Swansea will appeal Ryan Manning’s “really poor” red card – received in a 5-1 defeat to Fulham last night.

A poor first-half foul on Harry Wilson led to referee Jarred Gillett reaching for the red card in just the 42nd minute.

The Irishman went into the challenge studs-up, landing just above Wilson’s ankle.

The game was still 0-0 at the point, and boss Russell Martin exploded in fury on the touchline.

It is the second red card of Manning’s reason – and faces a four-match ban as a result.

His first red card came against Blackburn – when the Swans hosted the Blue and Whites on February 5th.

If the appeal is unsuccessful, Manning could face a 5-match ban.

Swansea head coach Russell Martin said: “In my opinion, after watching it back, it’s a really poor decision.

“I think Fulham wanted a penalty a bit before that. They were adamant in the technical area it was a penalty. They got away with much more than I did with the fourth official.

“What’s happened is the referee has followed one mistake with the penalty if he got that one wrong.

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“I couldn’t believe how quickly he got the red card out, so it’s ruined the game in terms of a spectacle. It was two really good teams going right at it.”

Fulham boss Marco Silva said: “If you ask me if I thought it was a red card at the time, I have to say no.

“After seeing Harry Wilson’s leg, I started to think in a different way. If you saw the leg of Harry Wilson, maybe you would think in a different way also.

“I didn’t see the broadcast image. In the first moment, I thought it would be yellow but when I saw Harry’s leg I started to think in a different way.

“Maybe it’s not a red card but 15 minutes earlier it’s a clear penalty. He made a mistake there as well. It’s part of the game.”