West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku was harshly sent off.
West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku has harshly sent off in Monday night’s clash as Aston Villa.
Masuaku received a second yellow card in the 66th minute, for a minor coming together with Anwar El Ghazi.
Referee Mike Dean showed no hesitation, he immediately brandished a yellow card followed by a red.
Masuaku and West Ham’s players were left stunned by the dismissal, and it was one which former West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon branded as ridiculous.
Mike Dean loves a card! Ridiculous that.— Daniel Gabbidon (@Gabbidon35) September 16, 2019
To West Ham’s credit, they rallied well with 10 men, and actually seemed to play better than they did before Masuaku was dismissed.
The game had a frenetic, fast paced end, but ended 0-0 and on balance it was a fair result.
West Ham could even have won it late on, had Ryan Fredericks been awarded a late penalty.
Masuaku will now be suspended for Sunday’s fixture against Manchester United.