Former Premier League ref Graham Poll has branded West Ham United captain Kevin Nolan a "coward".

Nolan was sent off in defeat to Liverpool and Poll wrote in the Daily Mail: "Talking of ill-discipline the challenge that West Ham's Kevin Nolan made on Liverpool's Jordan Henderson is the perfect example of a 'cowards tackle'.

"Henderson was facing away from Nolan who had no possibility or apparent intent to play the ball.

"Stamping your studs down an opponents' achilles when he can do nothing to lessen the impact can cause serious injury and I hope that the FA disciplinary department look at this challenge and ensure the maximum suspension possible."

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