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WATCH/VOTE: Should Sadio Mane have been sent off?

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Sadio Mane lunged with a high boot in an attempt to level the score line between Liverpool and Manchester City, and saw red for his troubles.

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In a call from Jon Moss which — to us — has caused a surprising bit of debate, the Liverpool man was dismissed from the match at the Etihad Stadium.

Racing to a 50-50 ball outside the 18, Man City keeper Ederson needed to be taken from the game on a stretcher following a foot to the head.

The online debate is raging as Liverpool supporters claim Mane keeping his eyes on the ball makes it a yellow card or nothing due to intent.

Watford 2-1 Burnley: Niang stars against 10-man Clarets

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  • Hendrick gets early red
  • Niang stars
  • Hornets leapfrog visitors

M’Baye Niang had a goal and an assist as Watford won again, this time a 2-1 win over 10-man Burnley at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Troy Deeney also scored after Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick saw red very early in the match. Ashley Barnes converted a late penalty for the visitors.

The win puts Watford 10th with 30 points, a point ahead of 12th place Burnley.

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It took less than 10 minutes for Hendrick to change the match, flying two-footed into Jose Holebas for a straight red card.

It was 1-0 to the Hornets soon after, with Deeney continuing his step up in form by barreling a header home.

The advantage doubled before the break thanks to new Hornet attacker M’Baye Niang. The AC Milan product can be proud of his opener, and he also assisted Deeney’s tally.

Sebastian Prodl handled a ball near the goal line to give Burnley a penalty kick with under 15 minutes to play. Barnes finished the chance, and the Clarets had a bit of hope.

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All apologies: Sissoko’s mean-looking elbow played down by Arter

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko connected with a rather nasty-looking elbow to the head of Bournemouth’s Harry Arter in Saturday’s scoreless draw at the Vitality Stadium.

Arter reacted furiously on the pitch, and no discipline was given to Sissoko (though we suspect that will change).

Sissoko was sent off twice at Newcastle, one for a stamp on Andy Carroll and again for a dirty tackle on Lucas Leiva. He also infamously got away with a 2015 ankle stamp on Joe Allen.

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But Arter, who it must be said has often seems a class act, said Sissoko’s apologized and played down Saturday’s incident.

“He said afterwards he caught me by accident,” Arter said on TV. “He is not that sort of player.”

Still, expect a charge for the Spurs’ midfielder. However you judge the incident, we’ve seen fines and suspensions for much less.

Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe discuss Moussa Sissoko elbowing Harry Arter in the face. Both Martino and Mustoe feel Sissoko should have been given a red card and could face a suspension as well.

VIDEO: Foul on Cristiano Ronaldo has David Navarro see red… again

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Cristiano Ronaldo got the first goal and the last laugh as Real Madrid thumped Levante 3-0 on Sunday, but in between he was victim to a reckless tackle from David Navarro… again.

First, here’s the foul from today. You can especially watch Ronaldo roll over and over like a small child on a big hill:

But it wasn’t the first time Navarro saw red after an encounter with Ronaldo. Two seasons ago, Navarro launched upward into Ronaldo’s face, leaving the Real Madrid star with plenty of blood. In fact, don’t watch the video if you aren’t comfortable with the red stuff.

Navarro saw a card of the same color for his harsh foul.

Ronaldo also recorded an assist on Madrid’s second goal today, because he’s pretty good at soccer.