Swansea consider Ayew red card appeal, Lampard insists he deserved it

Frederick Owens
March 12, 2018

Jordan's side despite their numerical disadvantage held the home side to a 0-0 drawn game.

"To me, it was not a red card".

The Swans striker saw red after challenging for the ball with Huddersfield midfielder Jonathan Hogg.

The 26-year-old was shown a straight red card after eleven minutes of play following an terrible challenge on Huddersfield captain Jonathan Hogg.

The Swans drew 0-0 with the Terriers at John Smith's Stadium but finished the match with ten men after the Ghana worldwide was dismissed.

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.

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The tension ratcheted up a notch on the hour.

Benin global Mounie got his next attempt on target, only for Lukasz Fabianski to tip the fierce volley onto the bar.

The draw means Swansea are four points clear of relegation bracket.

Saturday's fixture provides the opportunity for the Terriers to leapfrog their opponents in the Premier League table, with both sides tied on 30 points, though Wagner insists that his focus exclusively lies with his team and their next game.

- Huddersfield have failed to score in a league-high 16 Premier League games this season.

- It was also Swansea's first red card in the competition since Kyle Naughton was sent off against Sunderland in January 2016 - they'd gone 84 games without one before today.

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