Blow as key midfielder ruled out of Tottenham clash against Man City
By Harvey Byrne
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has received a four-match suspension after appealing his red card picked up against Burnley on Monday.
The 31-year-old received a straight red card on the half hour mark after going in with both feet on Clarets midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
Daily Mail reporter Mike Keegan revealed on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday that the Brazilian would miss his side’s next four matches after his claims of wrongful dismissal were rejected.
Fernandinho will serve a four-match suspension with immediate effect after his claim of wrongful dismissal claim was rejected. #mcfc
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) January 4, 2017
Fernandinho will now miss clashes against West Ham, Everton, Tottenham and the Hammers again in the league.
It is quite possibly the Spurs clash that will cause his City side the biggest blow with the north London side sat highest in the league out of the three teams.
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Tottenham are also hot on the heels of Pep Guardiola’s outfit with just three points separating them currently, while Spurs still boast a game in hand.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will now see a good opportunity to pick up his second win against Manchester City this season as they are set to be without their key midfielder.
The Brazil international has played in 24 encounters for his side in all competitions this season and will be a big loss to Guardiola in the centre of the park.
In other Tottenham news, here are three reasons why Spurs can smash Chelsea on Wednesday.