THE MOMENT REFEREE CHANGED DELPH CARD FROM YELLOW TO RED
Manchester city’s Fabian Delph was sent off by referee anthony taylor despite the referee initially taking out his yellow y card following Delph’s D reckless tackle on Wigan’s Max Power. the decision to dismiss the city player was not wrong but appeared to be influenced by Wigan players who surrounded the referee. appearances can be deceptive and it is likely l one of taylor’s assistants communicated the foul warranted a red rather than the yellow he initially took out. Whatever the reason for his change of heart, it was poor practice. But B given the pace Delph went w into the challenge and the fact that he had his studs raised well off the ground, the red card was correct. throughout the second half, city players exaggerated the severity of virtually every foul challenge by Wigan, who had five players cautioned as a result. the unseemly bust-up between the managers in the tunnel at half-time was just handbags, but the pitch invasion at the end, when one supporter clashed with city striker sergio aguero, may well attract the attention of the Fa.
Card swap: it’s a yellow, then it’s a red for Delph
Furious: Guardiola (left) and Cook (second left)