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Dimitrijevic dismissal baffles Sydney FC

Time:2014-11-25 20:52 Source:Sports Betting Author:www.oppofan.com
Graham Arnold was disappointed at Milos Dimitrjevic's red card.


Sydney FC felt Milos Dimitrijevic's red card took some of the shine off their 2-1 win against Melbourne City.

The Serbian midfielder was given a second yellow card in the final minute of normal time, for time-wasting.

It will rub him out of next weekend's derby against struggling Western Sydney Wanderers, who are 2.20, and chief executive Tony Pignata confirmed he will ask Football Federation Australia to explain the decision of referee Kris Griffith-Jones.

There were three guys out there, (Alex) Brosque, (Marc) Janko and Milos - maybe we can appeal for mistaken identity.

Graham Arnold

Dimitrijevic had already been booked for a reckless tackle when, with the Sky Blues trying to hold on after conceding a goal to Erik Paartalu, the midfielder was held responsible for delaying a corner.

Captain Alex Brosque said: "For a player to be sent off like that is ridiculous. It's disappointing to lose such a good quality player for the coming weeks for a lack of common sense."

Coach Graham Arnold said Dimitrijevic wasn't in control of the ball at the time, adding: "Milos goes out for short corners but he doesn't take them. There were three guys out there, (Alex) Brosque, (Marc) Janko and Milos - maybe we can appeal for mistaken identity."

Dimitrijevic had been able to link up again with Terry Antonis at the heart of Sydney's midfield, after Antonis was ruled ineligible in last weekend's Big Blue against Melbourne Victory.

It was the club's fourth win in seven games, and they extended their unbeaten start to the season thanks to Marc Janko's goals either side of half-time.

Brosque was happy that the preparation the club had put in before the City clash had paid off with Janko's early goal.

He said: "In all our games this year we've seemed to come out slow, so we made a point of that, which we did. Winning or not losing games gives confidence to teams, and the longer we stay like that, we go into games knowing we can win."

Sydney FC are 9.50 to beat Western Sydney 1-0 in their next A-League game.

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