Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested the club will appeal against the red card given to right-back Kyle Naughton in the Premier League opening day win over West Ham United at Upton Park.
Naughton was dismissed for handball after blocking a goal-bound Kevin Nolan effort in the first half, but the Hammers were unable to take advantage as after Mark Noble missed the resulting penalty and James Collins was sent off, Eric Dier scored on his debut in stoppage time to settle the London derby.
The straight red card means Naughton is set to miss Tottenham's next three games against Queens Park Rangers, Liverpool and Sunderland, a blow accentuated by Kyle Waker's current injury problems, with the England full-back currently out with a pelvic problem.
Though Dier filled in out of position at right-back on Saturday afternoon, Pochettino will be keen to return the new signing to his regular role in the middle and says Tottenham may appeal the punishment given to Naughton.
"I think the red card was unfair," the Tottenham boss said. It's possible the club will review the (video) clip and something will happen."
"The more important thing is that the team kept calm, carried on and never gave up."
"It's a big win, and it was a very tough game," he added
"We are very happy, and I congratulate my players. The support was unbelievable too. But this is only the first step. We showed the spirit that we want to show in every game.
"We played like a team. This is the important thing. To win three points is important too, but going to 10 versus 11, we showed we believe - and we changed the game in the last minute.
"Even when it was 10 versus 11, we believed it was possible to win. This is our philosophy."