John Stones was despatched off for a ‘disgusting’ sort out as Man City got here from behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Wednesday evening.
The Residents have been a objective down after simply 20 seconds when John McGinn directed the ball previous Ederson at Villa Park.
Pep Guardiola’s males turned the sport on its head, although, with objectives from Phil Foden and Rodri.
And it appeared like City would go into the break stress free, nonetheless, Stones was proven a purple card for a excessive sort out on Jacob Ramsey within the 44th minute.
Referee Peter Bankes initially brandished a yellow card, earlier than checking his VAR pitchside monitor and upgrading the punishment.
The purple card guidelines Stones out of this weekend’s Carabao Cup closing towards Man City, which is LIVE on talkSPORT.
Talking on talkSPORT’s Kick Off, Dean Ashton slammed Stones’ ‘rash’ sort out.
He mentioned: “It’s a ridiculous problem.
“It’s solely simply inside his personal half, sure they’re on the break, however the place is the menace at that second?
“Younger Ramsey goes by means of and I hope he’s okay. Stones is making an attempt to get the ball, however the sort out is so rash and uncontrolled, he may have significantly, significantly damage that younger boy.
“It was knee peak. It was completely the precise determination.
“It doesn’t matter anymore should you’re making an attempt to play the ball, it’s nonetheless a disgusting problem.”
Stones was partially at fault for Villa’s early opener when he failed to chop out a protracted punt from Tyrone Mings, which fell to Ollie Watkins, who squared for McGinn.
City replied with a flowing transfer on 22 minutes when Foden ruthlessly dispatched a Bernardo Silva cut-back with England boss Gareth Southgate watching on.
Impressively, no participant has scored extra objectives in all competitions earlier than turning 21 for Pep Guardiola than Foden (29).
And City discovered themselves in entrance 18 minutes later when Silva’s cross was headed into an empty internet by Rodri after Emiliano Martinez had come speeding off his line.
Aston Villa’s man benefit lasted simply 13 minutes both aspect of half-time as Matty Money picked up two yellow playing cards within the area of simply three second-half minutes.
With each groups right down to 10 males, the sport petered out with Man City dominating possession.
City want simply eight factors from their closing 5 matches to elevate a fifth Premier League title.