Michael Laudrup: 'Andy Carroll red card was harsh'

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup admits that Andy Carroll was unlucky to have been sent off in West Ham United's 2-0 victory over the Welsh outfit today.

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has said that he does not believe that Andy Carroll deserved to be sent off in the 2-0 defeat to West Ham United at Upton Park this afternoon.

Kevin Nolan fired the Hammers into a 2-0 half-time lead, but a red card for the England international saw Sam Allardyce's men play the final 30 minutes with 10 men.

Carroll appeared to elbow Chico Flores in an aerial battle between the two players, with replays later showing that there was minimal contact in the incident, and Laudrup admits that referee Howard Webb was wrong to dismiss the striker.

He told reporters: "I think there is contact but, to be fair, from the bench I didn't think there was enough for a red card. Carroll is a big boy but I don't think it was a red card."

West Ham remain in the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference.

Andy Carroll of West Ham United is sent off by referee Howard Webb after a clash with Chico Flores of Swansea City (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at Boleyn Ground on February 1, 2014
Read Next:
Report: West Ham to appeal Carroll's red
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account