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WATCH: West Brom red card after 2 minutes vs. Manchester City... and to the wrong player?!?


during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between West Ham United and Everton at Boleyn Ground on January 13, 2015 in London, England.

Ian Walton

This won’t alleviate the pressure on Premier League referees during a controversial season of officiating in England’s top-flight.

The wrong man was sent off after 2 minutes, though it’s hard to imagine West Brom holding off Manchester City for 88-plus minutes regardless of the bizarre sending-off early at the Etihad Stadium.

[ MORE: In defense of Manuel Pellegrini ]

Craig Dawson took down Wilfried Bony on a break early in the match, but referee Neil Swarbrick opted to send off Gareth McAuley instead. It caused much consternation amongst, well, everyone.

Do you have an explanation?

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