Manchester United defender will miss Tottenham game.
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly received a reckless red card late in the game against Bournemouth.
United were winning comfortably, 4-1, when Bailly flew in with two feet of the ground to scythe down Ryan Fraser on the halfway line.
The sending off did not affect United yesterday, but there are repercussions.
Bailly receives a three game ban, putting him out of the games against Newcastle United, Reading in the FA Cup, and away to Tottenham Hotspur.
Chris Smalling missed United's win yesterday with injury and Phil Jones was called upon to replace Bailly as United reshuffled.
Jones scored an own goal for United against Tottenham the last time the two teams played at Wembley.
Some Spurs fans immediately seized on the positive development.
Eric bailly 3 match ban means Jones vs spurs— Musa (@Musathfc) December 30, 2018
Nice Bailly will miss Spurs game. Enter Phil Jones— TAS⚪️ (@coys100) December 30, 2018
Jones also started for United against Tottenham earlier in the season at Old Trafford, a game the North London side won 3-0.
The United defender was beaten to a header by Harry Kane for the opening goal.
Red Devils fans are worried about having to play Jones against Tottenham, who have scored 11 goals in their last two games.
Bailly with the red just ruined us for the game against spurs... Wtf— carlos escobar (@xo_los) December 30, 2018
Jones starting against Spurs now cheers bailly— Thomas (@FtblThomas) December 30, 2018
Bailly went full Rojo there. Ridiculous. Now he misses the Spurs game. Smdh— Olay Ghana Solshaya (@DaleStugga) December 30, 2018
no bailly against spurs then?? ffs— sasha malik (@sashaamalik) December 30, 2018
Bailly out for the Spurs match now. Hopefully we have Koulibaly, Alderweireld or Skriniar by then.— AH (@UtdFinished) December 30, 2018
Can't wait for a Jones disaster class vs Spurs— Eric (underrated) Bertrand Bailly (@BrutalBailly24) December 30, 2018
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