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Sports News of Wednesday, 27 February 2019


Alfred Duncan gets one-match ban

Duncan has been given one-match ban Duncan has been given one-match ban

Midfielder Alfred Duncan has escaped a lengthy suspension despite booked and then shown a straight red card for a reckless tackle on Sunday in Sassuolo’s 1-1 draw at SPAL.

The Ghana international was a 62nd minute substitute for Filip Djuricic and gone sent off at the death of the game.

Duncan got booked for a late tackle, then a few minutes later lunge studs-up on Simone Missiroli’s ankle for a second yellow card.

The referee viewed it again on VAR and opted for a straight red.

Sassuolo were expecting a stronger punishment but Duncan has been given one-match ban.

This means he will unavailable for selection for Saturday’s clash against AC Milan.