West Ham make emphatic decision after controversy - report
By Emma Sanders
West Ham will appeal Sofiane Feghouli’s red card dismissal which was made during the 2-0 defeat against Manchester United, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim the club have informed the FA they will appeal against the decision which was controversially made by referee Mike Dean on Monday evening.
Feghouli was sent off in the early stages of the first half following an innocuous tackle on Phil Jones but the decision did not go down well with West Ham supporters or neutrals.
The Hammers eventually went on to concede two goals as United dominated the Premier League fixture against just 10 players.
West Ham had until 1pm on Tuesday lunchtime to launch an appeal and the decision to do so has come as no surprise given Slaven Bilic’s frustration following the defeat.
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He said, “It was Jones who made a more dangerous tackle than Feghouli. It’s definitely not a red card. I wouldn’t even be happy with a yellow.”
Referee Dean has come under huge criticism following the clash because he always made a controversial decision to award Manchester United with a second goal despite video footage showing Zlatan Ibrahimovic was clearly offside.
Feghouli has not been a regular Premier League starter for Bilic’s side this season but he has made 14 appearances in all competitions and he has played the last three games against Swansea, Leicester and Manchester United.
It is yet to be revealed when West Ham will receive a response to the appeal.
In other West Ham news, the club have made this decision on a potential January move.