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West Ham boss Allardyce insists Nolan did not deserve red

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce insists Kevin Nolan didn't deserve his red in defeat to Liverpool.

Allardyce was unhappy his captain Nolan was sent off for raking his studs down the calf of Jordan Henderson late on, yet Jon Flanagan escaped for a tackle on Stewart Downing.

"Kevin Nolan shouldn't have lost his cool but obviously he did and Stewart Downing is in hospital having his Achilles and calf stitched up from a nasty challenge from Flanagan," he said.

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