Newcastle boss Allardyce: Elano tried to do Faye

Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce was furious with Manchester City midfielder Elano, accusing the Brazilian of trying to "do" Abdoulaye Faye during yesterday's defeat.

Big Sam fumed: "The defining moment for us were the decisions of the officials.

"The tackle by Elano on Faye was a straight red. When you are talking about two-footed tackles that is worse.

"He went over the ball with no attempt to play it whatsoever. You can't tell me Elano is a tackling player. He just went to do him."

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