Leeds appeal Struijk’s red card for challenge on Harvey Elliott after Liverpool star says it WASN’T a sending off

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LEEDS have appealed Pascal Struijk’s red card for the challenge which dislocated Harvey Elliott’s ankle.

The Whites submitted the paperwork to the FA yesterday as they hope to overturn the three-match ban.

Leeds have appealed Struijk’s red card for his challenge on Liverpool’s ElliotCredit: AP
Elliot was stretchered off after the clash and now faces months on the sidelines
Elliot was stretchered off after the battle and now faces months on the sidelinesCredit: Rex

The Dutch defender was despatched off by ref Craig Pawson after consulting with VAR as a outcomes of “intensity and endangerment of Elliott”, irrespective of initially waving play on.

Struijk’s sliding kind out noticed Elliott stretchered off the Elland Road pitch in the midst of the Reds’ 3-0 win, and he now faces months out after surgical course of.

Struijk took to Instagram to challenge a heartfelt apology to Elliot shortly after the sport.

He acknowledged: “In today’s game, something happened that I would never wish on anyone.

“@HarveyElliott07, my ideas are with you. I’m gutted and on no account meant for this to occur.

“I wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you back on the pitch soon.”

The Liverpool midfielder furthermore acknowledged Struijk was to not blame.

And he acknowledged: “(It) wasn’t his fault in anyway!

“Neither was it a red card just a freak accident but these things happen in football.”

Now Leeds are hoping for a reprieve as they face a defensive disaster forward of Friday’s battle at Newcastle.

Robin Koch stays sidelined whereas Diego Llorente hobbled off in opposition to Liverpool, with neither anticipated to face the Magpies as each golf gear search their first win.

Newcastle have been on the receiving finish of a Cristiano Ronaldo double in Manchester United’s 4-1 win as he made his return to the membership remaining weekend.

Cristiano took merely 45 minutes to web his first objective as soon as extra in red, pouncing on a rebound to ship the house devoted wild.

And irrespective of Toon levelling, Ronaldo wasn’t to be denied as he fired United as soon as extra into the lead prior to Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard netted late on.

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