Former Premier League official and Sky Sports' refereeing expert Dermot Gallagher, believes it was a correct decision by referee Michael Oliver to send off Jordan Ayew in Swansea’s 0-0 stalemate against Huddersfield Town last weekend.

Ayew was dismissed after just 11 minutes after catching Town captain Jonathan Hogg on the knee with a raised boot.

In Sky Sports' 'ref watch', Gallagher wrote: "A clear red card for Ayew, whereas Hogg saves himself by moving his leg down at the final moment."

He added: "It could theoretically have been both off. But when you look at it, what happens is both go in high, but Hogg brings his foot down, his foot is low, it's a trailing leg planted and Ayew hits him on the knee."

Swansea have opted not to appeal Michael Oliver’s decision, meaning Ayew will be banned for the club’s next three matches.

He will therefore miss the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham this coming weekend as well as the Premier League trips to Manchester United and West Brom.

By Daraja Mutari/