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Green facing one match ban

Filed: Tuesday, 21st February 2012
By: Staff Writer

Robert Green should miss just the one match as a result of his dismissal against Blackpool tonight.

West Ham United's number one was given his marching orders after bringing down substitute Roman Bednar outside of his area eight minutes into the second half of the game, which West Ham won 4-1 thanks to goals from James Tomkins, Nicky Maynard, Gary O'Neil and Ricardo Vaz Te.

Despite the striker heading away from goal and Green having a covering defender between him and the target, referee Oliver Langford showed no hesitation in issuing Green with a red card for a professional foul - West Ham's third sending off in consecutive matches.

Although the dismissal means Green will face a suspension - unless West Ham appeal, which would appear unlikely in the circumstances - a professional foul usually results in a one-match ban - unlike the three-match suspensions received by Kevin Nolan (versus Millwall) and Matt Taylor (Southampton) for violent conduct.

Heading the list of potential replacements for Saturday's televised home game with Crystal Palace is reserve 'keeper Ruud Boffin - although Marek Stech could yet take the goalkeeper's jersey despite his former club being due a 750,000 payment should the Czech youngster play in two more competitive fixtures for United.

However some supporters may prefer to see the on-loan Henri Lansbury retain the green jersey, given his (comfortable) clean sheet at Bloomfield Road tonight...

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