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Paulinho appeal likely

16 December 2013 10:14

Tottenham are set to appeal the red card issued to Paulinho in Sunday's 5-0 home reverse at the hands of Liverpool.

The Brazilian midfielder was sent off during the second half after catching Luis Suarez in the chest with a high boot.

Andre Villas-Boas' men were two goals down at the time and went on to ship three more goals in a painful defeat.

When asked if the club would appeal Paulinho's dismissal, Villas-Boas said: "I will try. Hopefully there can be some sensitivity into it, but we will look into it."

Elaborating on his frustration, Tottenham's head coach added: "I think the sending off is a bit harsh. I agree that Paulinho raises his foot high, but he doesn't have (the) intention to hurt Suarez.

"I think a yellow card is more appropriate.

"That was the key moment in the game; it didn't give us chance to bounce back and we suffered a heavy defeat."

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Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
15 December 2013
Game week
16
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
0 - 5
Venue
White Hart Lane (London)
Attendance
36069

Goals

0 - 1
18' L. Suárez
 (assist by J. Henderson)
0 - 2
0 - 3
75' J. Flanagan
 (assist by L. Suárez)
0 - 4
84' L. Suárez
 (assist by Luis Alberto)
0 - 5
89' R. Sterling
 (assist by L. Suárez)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
20 27'
16
2 43'
7
19
8 63'
15
21
30
9
Coach: André Villas-Boas
# Player Bookings
22
2
37
17
38 75'
21
24
14 40'
10
31 89'
7 18' 84'
Coach: B. Rodgers

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14 66'
35
17
11
18
22
24

Sunday 5 July

22:39
22:21
21:18
21:16
20:36
19:08
18:26
17:58
17:22
17:03
16:47
16:21
15:55
15:11
14:43
14:33
14:18
12:28
12:06
11:11
10:38
09:48
08:25
06:45
06:43
06:12
06:09
05:28
04:55
04:18
04:16
04:13
03:27
03:11
01:01
00:53

Saturday 4 July

22:11
19:44
19:16
19:11
17:45
17:45
17:10
16:45
16:09
16:06
15:35
13:48
13:17
12:56
12:28
11:14
10:04
08:50
07:47
07:28
07:27
06:58
06:55
06:18
04:44
04:35
04:10
03:24
02:58
01:39

Friday 3 July

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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