Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lampard အနီကဒ္ပယ္ခဲ့ျပီ

Lampard was sent off by referee Mike Riley for his challenge on Xabi Alonso in the 59th minute of Sunday's match, which Liverpool won courtesy of two late goals by Fernando Torres.

An independent regulatory commission hearing today upheld Lampard's claim, resulting in the withdrawal of his three-match suspension.

The third dismissal of Lampard's career carried farcical overtones as replay showed the England midfielder made contact with the ball first.

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari leapt to Lampard's defence, insisting the challenge was legitimate - and the club lodged their appeal with the FA yesterday.

Had the claim failed, Lampard would have missed Premier League matches against Hull and Aston Villa and an FA Cup fifth-round tie at Watford.

Chelsea received another boost with the news that full-back Jose Bosingwa would face no action after kicking Yossi Benayoun in stoppage time - Riley awarded a free-kick for the challenge but no card.

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