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Premier League: Red card debut dramas

Gervinho was sent off for slapping Joey Barton (©GettyImages)
Gervinho was sent off for slapping Joey Barton (©GettyImages).

A debut is a chance to shine to your new set of fans and a time to make a name for yourself. Adrenaline may be running high and the tackles can start flying in.

A sending off is something that no footballer wants at anytime of their career, but it's definitely something to avoid on your debut. 

However, it does occur and in the Premier League era there has been 20 players dismissed on their debuts.

Unfortunately for these players, they did in fact get sent off on their club debut and two of them even managed to get sent off in under 10 minutes!

So lets name and shame the 20 footballers that saw red on their club debut and see how many you remember.

Jeroen Boere | West Ham United | 1993 | Straight red | time unknown

Brian Carey | Leicester City |1994 | Second bookable offence | 37th minute

Michael Brown | Manchester City |1995 | Straight red | 12th minute

Lee Hendrie | Aston Villa |1995 | Second bookable offence | 57th minute

Richard Rufus | Charlton Athletic |1998 | Straight red | 25th minute

Tomas Repka | West Ham United |2001 | Second bookable offence | 80th minute

Derek McInnes | West Bromwich Albion | 2002 | Straight red | 64th minute

Aliou Cisse | Birmingham | 2002 | Second bookable offence | 74th minute

Steven Reid | Blackburn | 2003 | Straight red | 12th minute

Christian Negouai | Manchester City | 2004 | Straight red | 3rd minute

Neil Kilkenny | Birmingham City | 2005 | Straight red | 84th minute

Iain Turner | Everton | 2006 | Straight red | 9th minute

Bernardo Corradi | Manchester City | 2006 | Second bookable offence | 63rd minute

Kalifa Cisse | Reading | 2007 | Second bookable offence | 72nd minute

Kagisho Dikgacoi | Fulham | 2009 | Straight red | 42nd minute

Jack Colback | Sunderland | 2010 | Second bookable offence | 13th minute

Laurent Koscielny | Arsenal | 2010 | Second bookable offence | 90th minute

Clint Hill | Queens Park Rangers | 2011 | Straight red | 90th minute

Gervinho | Arsenal | 2011 | Straight red | 76th minute

Samba Diakite | Queens Park Rangers | 2012 | Second bookable offence | 33rd minute


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