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Martinez: Gomez red card was harsh

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Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has accused referee Howard Webb of inconsistency after seeing his 10 men slip to a 1-0 defeat at Sunderland.

Midfielder Jordi Gomez was sent off two minutes into the second half at the Stadium of Light for a lunging challenge on Black Cats full-back Danny Rose. Sunderland took full advantage within four minutes when Steven Fletcher scored the game's only goal.

Martinez, who is facing an FA charge over comments he made on Michael Oliver's handling of his side's 4-0 defeat by Manchester United earlier this month, said: "Jordi tackles as a striker tackles, showing the studs, but he never leaves the ground, it's not a two-footed challenge. I can understand why the referee gave it, but I think it's very, very harsh."

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Sunderland
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Danny Rose
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