Related

Article

Mulumbu apologises for sending off

31 March 2013 16:53

West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu has apologised after being sent off for violent conduct in his team's 3-1 defeat to West Ham.

The Congolese midfielder picked up the ball and kicked it at Gary O'Neil after being fouled in the final minutes of Saturday's match at Upton Park.

Mulumbu will now serve a three-match ban and miss the upcoming fixtures against Arsenal, Newcastle and Southampton.

He used his Twitter account to express his regret over the incident.

"I'm really sorry about what (happened) this afternoon it doesn't look like me," he wrote. "Not a good example for the kids and all the WBA supporters."

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster, however, sent the 26-year-old a message of support and insisted that the sending off was out of character.

"Don't u worry about it mate, you're Mr Professional, everyone slips up some times," he posted on his own account.

West Brom manager Steve Clarke admitted Mulumbu had let his frustrations get the better of him on a disappointing day in east London.

"I think Youssouf thought he had been clipped and he overreacted," he said.

"After the game, I said to the group in general that they have to control their frustrations. It was a frustrating afternoon for us. We chased the game for most of it.

"We also had some chances but you could feel the frustration building because we didn't get the game back to 2-1 to give ourselves a chance of getting something from it. But you have to control yourself.

"The red card didn't affect the game today because it happened so late but it will affect the group for the next three games. We've got a small squad and Youssouf will be a big loss to us."

Sponsored links

Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
30 March 2013
Game week
31
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
Boleyn Ground (London)
Attendance
34966

Goals

A. Carroll 16'
(assist by G. O'Neil) 
1 - 0
G. O'Neil 28'
(assist by Ricardo Vaz Té) 
2 - 0
A. Carroll 80'
(assist by J. Collins) 
3 - 0
3 - 1
87' G. Dorrans (PG)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
3
6
28
23
21 90+5'
5
11
17 87'
9 67'
20
Coach: S. Clarke

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14
3
10
5
9
29
13
# Player Bookings
8
24
32
4
13
14
30

Thursday 23 October

Wednesday 22 October

23:57
23:55
23:49
23:42
23:41
23:41
23:39
22:54
22:54
22:54
22:53
22:45
22:44
22:39
22:37
21:22
21:13
20:45
19:50
19:32
18:28
18:21
18:07
17:50
17:34
17:03
17:01
16:37
16:30
14:36
12:52
12:18
11:20
11:18
10:39
10:38
09:50
09:26
08:34
07:15
06:07
04:55
04:54
04:41
03:02
02:51
02:42
02:11
01:51
01:47
01:27
01:22
00:18
00:14
00:03
00:00

Tuesday 21 October

23:59
23:57
23:50
23:47
23:44
23:24
23:19
23:01
23:00
23:00
22:51
22:44
22:43
22:40
22:04
22:00
21:19
21:05
20:59
20:25
20:01
20:00
19:53
19:22
18:22
18:20
18:14
18:10
17:44
17:01
16:45
16:02
15:06
14:57
14:37
14:04
13:04
10:48
10:06
10:00
06:20
05:25
05:16
04:44
04:37
04:19
04:01
03:23
03:07
02:25
02:14
02:12
01:12
00:11
00:07

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 8 +15 22
2 8 +10 17
3 8 +14 16
4 8 +4 13
5 8 +1 13
6 8 +3 12
7 8 +2 11
8 8 +1 11
9 8 -1 11
10 8 -1 11
11 8 +0 10
12 8 -8 10
13 8 +0 9
14 8 -1 9
15 8 -2 9
16 8 -3 8
17 8 -7 8
18 8 -6 7
19 8 -9 4
20 8 -12 4

Facebook