August 21, 2017 / 6:31 AM / 7 months ago

West Brom to appeal Robson-Kanu red card

(Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion will appeal against the red card shown to forward Hal Robson-Kanu during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League, the club has said.

Football Soccer - Premier League - Burnley vs West Bromwich Albion - Burnley, Britain - August 19, 2017 West Bromwich Albion's Hal Robson-Kanu is shown a red card by referee Martin Atkinson Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

Robson-Kanu scored the winner in the 71st minute and was shown a straight red card 12 minutes later after his elbow struck Burnley defender Matthew Lowton in the face as they challenged for a ball in the air.

“Albion have contacted the FA (Football Association) and will submit a claim of wrongful dismissal,” the club said on their website (

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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