The Premier League's dirtiest players

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Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole can now be mentioned in the same breath as Premier League legends such as Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira.

Sadly, for Lee, it's nothing to do with the authority with which he patrols the Black Cats' midfield or anything to do with trophies.

It is because Saturday saw the familiar sight of him trudging off the pitch with the referee holding up a red card in the background and an opponent writhing on the floor.

That's right, the 25-year-old's lunge on Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady just before half time earned him his seventh red card in the Premier League, taking him level with Manchester United legend Keane.

So, obviously, GMS decided to see where Cattermole ranked amongst the biggest culprits for red cards in the league since its first season in 1992.

It turns out his score of seven is good, but it isn't quite good enough to match the dirtiest players the EPL has seen.

However, at the age he is, you wouldn't bet on him setting a new record, though that would probably require Sunderland avoiding relegation and you will be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't think they will go down.

So, click on to the next page to see who the worst offenders are...

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