Swansea ‘reluctantly decide’ against Ayew appeal

Date published: Monday 12th March 2018 12:59

Swansea have “reluctantly decided” not to appeal against Jordan Ayew’s red card at Huddersfield.

Ayew was sent off for an 11th-minute challenge on Terriers midfielder Jonathan Hogg on Saturday by referee Michael Oliver.

The Swans held on for a 0-0 draw with 10 men and manager Carlos Carvalhal later suggested the decision was harsh, arguing after the game that both players had made similar challenges as they competed for the ball.

“Swansea City have reluctantly decided against appealing the red card shown to Jordan Ayew at Huddersfield on Saturday,” said a statement on the official club website.

“The Swans were conscious that if an appeal is deemed frivolous by the Football Association, suspensions can be extended.”

Ayew, Swansea’s top scorer, has been in outstanding form since Carvalhal was appointed at the end of December.

The 26-year-old Ghana striker has scored six times under Carvalhal, taking his tally for the season to 10.

Ayew will be banned for three matches and will miss Swansea’s first FA Cup quarter-final for 54 years at home to Tottenham on Saturday, as well as the Premier League trips to Manchester United and West Brom.


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