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WATCH and VOTE: Courtois takes down Gomis, sent off. PK, red card, both or none? (video)


Well we’ve got our first big controversy of the Premier League season.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was sent off with a straight red card after being judged to have taken down Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis on the edge of the 18 on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

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Gomis made a darting run to go 1v1 with Courtois, and touched it around the keeper, who had leapt to stop a presumed shot. On the way down, he caught Gomis on the leg.

Referee Michael Oliver had no doubts. Do you?

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