Date: 13th January 2018 at 6:12pm
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Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has said that he hopes that the club appeal Eunan O’Kane’s red card after he was dismissed in the defeat to Ipswich Town on Saturday.

The Whites slipped to a narrow 1-0 loss at Portman Road, having played with 10 men from the 37th minute after the 27-year-old’s sending off for an off-the-ball incident in which he appeared to clash heads with one of the home side’s Jonas Knudsen.

Speaking immediately after the game, as revealed via the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay on his personal Twitter account, Danish boss Christiansen revealed his rage at the referee’s decision, insisting that he thought both players had gone head-to-head following the Ipswich man inciting the incident.

He also revealed he would hope that Leeds would push through for an appeal against the sending off, which would hold a three game ban for the midfielder, in what is the second disciplinary issue for the club after Samu Saiz was handed a six-match ban for spitting in last week’s shock FA Cup defeat to Newport County.

The result at Portman Road means that Christiansen and his side have fallen outside of the play off spots into seventh on goal difference, sitting level on points with sixth placed Sheffield United, who drew in the Steel City derby against Sheffield Wednesday on Friday.

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