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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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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

Tuesday 24 January

Monday 23 January

23:58
22:58
21:56
21:51
21:47
21:22
20:20
18:47
18:04
17:21
17:09
17:09
16:59
16:28
16:04
15:35
15:03
14:57
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14:24
14:21
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13:59
13:51
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09:34
08:59
08:16
04:47
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02:31
01:46
01:20
00:59
00:58
00:20

Sunday 22 January

23:47
23:28
23:12
23:03
22:53
22:18
22:12
21:58
21:27
20:54
20:52
20:27
20:11
19:56
19:44
19:33
19:07
18:55
18:41
18:32
18:27
18:15
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17:57
17:36
17:27
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16:34
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15:51
15:27
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14:58
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14:09
13:57
12:05
11:11
10:49
10:00
06:12
02:49
02:43
01:59
01:48
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 22 +32 55
2 22 +27 47
3 22 +29 46
4 22 +24 45
5 22 +15 43
6 22 +12 41
7 22 +10 36
8 22 +2 32
9 22 -6 28
10 22 -7 28
11 22 -4 27
12 22 -7 26
13 22 -9 26
14 22 -13 24
15 22 -13 21
16 22 -7 20
17 22 -25 18
18 22 -11 16
19 22 -27 16
20 22 -22 15

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