Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Schweinsteiger Could Face a Ban as FA Review Elbow on Reid

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Schweinsteiger Could Face a Ban as FA Review Elbow on Reid

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Byline: Giuseppe Muro Football Correspondent

BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER was due to discover today if he will be banned for his elbow on West Ham full-back Winston Reid.

The Manchester United midfielder caught Reid in the throat during Saturday's 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

Referee Mark Clattenberg called both players over but he did not take any disciplinary action. If Clattenberg did not see the incident, the Football Association could ban Schweinsteiger if they believe he should have received a red card.

Reid certainly felt Schweinsteiger should have been sent off, saying: "It was a red card. He knows what he has done. He's elbowed me in the face."

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic also felt Schweinsteiger deserved to be sent off. "It is a red card but I can agree that he [Clattenburg] did not see it," he said. "No matter how many referees you have, sometimes they cannot see. I am sure if he did see it, it would have been a straight red. Of course, we are disappointed but it happens. …

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