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Spurs fail with Son red card appeal

Son to miss matches against Brighton, Norwich and Southampton over festive period

Last Updated: 24/12/19 3:37pm

Heung-Min Son will miss Tottenham’s three games over the festive period

Tottenham have failed with their appeal against Heung-Min Son’s red card received in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.

The South Korean was dismissed in the second half of Sunday’s loss at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when VAR showed him kicking out at Antonio Rudiger in retaliation to being fouled.

The FA’s decision to uphold the red card means the attacking midfielder will miss Spurs’ next three matches against Brighton (Boxing Day), Norwich (Saturday), and Southampton (New Year’s Day).

During the game, referee Anthony Taylor opted not to penalise Son for the challenge on Chelsea defender Rudiger but VAR official Paul Tierney decided differently and advised Taylor to issue a red card.

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It was the third red card for Son of 2019 as he was also sent off for pushing Jefferson Lerma at Bournemouth last season, then for a tackle on Everton’s Andre Gomes in November that broke the midfielder’s ankle.

Spurs also appealed against both dismissals, winning the latter.

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