Man City will appeal Kompany red card

Roberto Mancini has confirmed that Manchester City will appeal the red card shown to defender Vincent Kompany during Sunday’s 3-2 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United, BBC Sport reports.

Kompany received a straight red card on 12 minutes after a tackle on Nani, and now faces the possibility of a four match ban after being dismissed for the second time this season.

But speaking after the game, City manager Mancini said: “We will do an appeal and I am sure that we will win an appeal.

“There is no way Vincent shouldn’t play against Liverpool in the Carling Cup semi-final on Wednesday. I don’t want to talk about this incident. It was 300% not a sending off.”

Should the club fail in their appeal, Kompany would miss both legs of the Carling Cup semi-final with Liverpool, as well as league games against Wigan and Tottenham.

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