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Norwich to appeal Johnson red

Norwich will appeal Bradley Johnson's red card from Tuesday night's 0-0 draw with Newcastle.

The Canaries midfielder was shown a straight red in the 82nd minute after an off-the-ball clash with Newcastle striker Loic Remy, but Norwich hope the decision will be overturned.

A club statement on Twitter read: "We can confirm that the club have appealed against the red card received by Bradley Johnson in the 0-0 draw with Newcastle United."

Remy was also shown a red card by referee Chris Foy after both players shoved each other and went head-to-head.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will not appeal Remy's dismissal and accused Johnson of making the incident look more serious.

He said: "There is probably just enough for the referee to send them off, but Johnson's reaction to the heads meeting, in terms that he got a headbutt when he did not, was the catalyst for them both to get sent off.

"It was his own fault, if he had not have done that then maybe the referee would have taken a more lenient view, but he made such a drama out of it, he should be ashamed of himself really.

"We won't appeal, because I think there was enough for Chris there, but once he has done that stupid reaction, the crowd went all mad and the referee has got no choice really."