SEP 00] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Williams Pays For Kicking Out
Williams’ dismissal against Preston has proved to be costly,
while the game was also one in the eye for Youssef Chippo.
was so incensed at being sent off against the Division One
outfit at the Sky Blues ran out 3-1 winners that he kicked out
at the fourth official’s electronic board.
he now has to pick up the £3,700 bill for replacing the
equipment as he smashed it.
City are appealing for the red card Williams received for two
bookable offences to be rescinded.
Gordon Strachan has revealed that his report on the game
contains criticisms of the referee, but he would not say exactly
what he had written.
was upset that the official Jeff Winter gave Preston a penalty
for a pull by the player wearing the number 2 shirt, Marc
Edworthy, even though the player was nowhere near the incident.
penalty was converted by Coventry-born Graham Alexander.
Strachan and Williams maintain the second yellow card was harsh
as the centre-back and Preston’s Paul McKenna both slid off
had to be substituted after being poked in the eye as the team
celebrated Marcus Hall’s goal on the stroke of halftime.
the players mobbed Hall, someone’s finger caught Chippo, and
he had to be substituted early in the second half. He could now
miss Saturday’s game against West Ham.
are in a good position ahead of next week’s second leg, with
an early Ysrael Zuniga goal and a Gavin Strachan penalty giving
the Sky Blues the advantage.
good form means he could be given the nod over £6.5 million
signing Craig Bellamy at the weekend.