FA offer hope for Newcastle's Beye

Newcastle defender Habib Beye could have his controversial dismissal investigated by the FA dependent on referee Rob Styles report.

Newcastle defender Habib Beye could have his controversial dismissal investigated by the FA dependent on referee Rob Styles report.

The 31-year-old Senegal international's was dismissed for a challenge on Manchester City star Robinho in Monday night's 2-2 draw at St James' Park.

Styles awarded a penalty and produced the red card, although replays showed Beye had played the ball.

Beye said: "For me, that was the start of my season and I am devastated by the decision.

"I wouldn't have made the tackle if I didn't think I could have got the ball, and that's why I am so disappointed.

"It was my first game back for some time after my injury, and to be sent off so early is very disappointing."

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