West Brom decide not to appeal bizarre McAuley red card

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first_img1 Gareth McAuley West Brom will not appeal Gareth McAuley’s red card against Manchester City – with the suspension set to be handed to Craig Dawson instead, Press Association Sport understands.Baggies defender McAuley was dismissed in the second minute of Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Manchester City in a case of mistaken identity.The Northern Ireland international saw red for a foul on Wilfried Bony, despite Dawson having committed the offence.Referee Neil Swarbrick apologised for his mistake afterwards, via a statement from the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd.The Baggies are believed to be wary of a frivolous appeal, despite Swarbrick’s mix-up, with Dawson now expected to be given the one-match ban.He is set to miss the visit of QPR in the Premier League on April 4, after the international break.last_img read more