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

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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.

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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?