Reds and Hammers lodge appeals
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The appeals against Luis Garcia and Hayden Mullins' red cards have been lodged.
Liverpool and West Ham, as expected, have lodged appeals against the dismissals of Luis Garcia and Hayden Mullins.
The midfield duo were sent off following a scuffle late on during Wednesday's game at Upton Park.
Both players were shown a straight red card by referee Howard Webb and the three-match ban would mean they would miss next month's FA Cup final.
Liverpool chief Rafa Benitez and his West Ham counterpart Alan Pardew both revealed after the match that they intended to appeal the red cards to try and have both players available for the May 13 showpiece.
The two clubs have now contacted The Football Association to claim for wrongful dismissal in both cases.
Their cases will be heard by an FA disciplinary commission on Friday and both players will learn if their FA Cup dreams are alive or not.