Belfast Telegraph

Baggies to appeal Ibanez card

West Brom have confirmed they plan to appeal against the red card issued to defender Pablo Ibanez in Monday night's 2-1 defeat at Blackpool.

The Spaniard was dismissed by referee Michael Oliver in the 11th minute of the Barclays Premier League encounter at Bloomfield Road after he was adjudged to have brought down Blackpool striker DJ Campbell inside the area.

The official deemed Ibanez to have denied Campbell an obvious goalscoring opportunity, a verdict the Baggies dispute after viewing the incident from various television angles.

Albion have until 1pm on Wednesday to lodge their appeal with a decision from the FA disciplinary panel expected within 48 hours after that.

If the red card stands, Ibanez will miss Sunday's game against Manchester City.

West Brom finished the game with nine men after Gonzalo Jara was also dismissed for a lunge on Luke Varney shortly before the half-hour mark.


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