Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Jordan Ayew's red card in Swansea's 0-0 draw with Huddersfield

Zero shots but battling draw is one of Swansea's best says proud Carvalhal Zero shots but battling draw is one of Swansea's best says proud Carvalhal
Kristopher Love | 11 March, 2018, 14:52

It will be important that the big players like Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy play well since they will need to lead this team in such a big game.

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner said his side were very "unlucky" after they drew 0-0 with 10-man Swansea City on Sunday afternoon at the John Smith's Stadium.

Ayew, whose contribution to the Swans attack has been terrific since manager Carlos Carvalhal took over from Paul Clement in December previous year, was given his marching orders by referee Michael Oliver following a horror tackle on Jonathan Hogg in the 10th minute of the game.

"I think it's a red card for both".

Jordan Ayew was earlier this week voted Swansea City Player for February after his displays in the month under review. I do not think I can ask for more.

"To be honest, he has played so many minutes and so many games that it's been beneficial for him for his body to take a break", Wagner said. This weekend they play against each other in a game which might determine many things in regards to the relegation battle.

The key talking point from the game was the dismissal of Jordan Ayew after just 11 minutes following a clash with Hogg.

Swansea go into the match in Yorkshire with just one defeat in their last 13 fixtures in all competitions and with an FA Cup quarter final to look forward to next weekend, a victory here would see them hosting Tottenham Hotspur in good spirits.

That moment prompted the home crowd to turn up the already-raucous atmosphere and there were calls for another Swansea red card less than 10 minutes later after Alfie Mawson heavily collided with Alex Pritchard, but the defender was let off with a yellow card. "I have seen the video footage which is clearly a red card for the right player".

Swans boss Carlos Carvalhal said after the game he accepted the decision but questioned whether Hogg might have been punished for being equally robust in a 50-50 challenge that left both players in pain.