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Pellegrini happy with yellow card

Filed: Monday, 20th April 2015
By: Staff Writer

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini had dismissed claims for retrospective action against West Ham United's Cheik Kouyate.

The Senegal midfielder has been accused of dangerous play by Sky Sports pundits Niall Quinn and Glenn Hoddle after accidentally catching David Silva with his forearm as the two collided during Sunday's match at the Etihad.

However Pellegrini, who was relieved to hear the news that Silva has since been discharged from hospital with no lasting damage, believes that referee Anthony Taylor made the correct decision by only issuing Kouyate with a yellow card.

"The referee was very near the players," Pellegrini told the BBC. "He decided what happened was worth as yellow card.

"I hope it was an accidental and I'm not supposing that it was intentional. I don't think any player wants to damage another player. The referee was there, he said it was a yellow card and nothing more happened."

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