Date: 28th December 2009 at 7:25pm
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Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock believes the referee made the correct decision in sending off Albert Serran in today’s 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

The Spanish defender was shown a straight red early on in the first half for what looked like a nothing challenge, but Warnock told BBC Sport it was for an elbow:

‘It was for violent conduct,”

‘The lad won the ball, but you only have to look at Neil Danns’ lip to see that he caught him with his elbow.

‘Neil was the villain of the pantomime, but I thought it was the right decision.

‘Swansea fought really hard throughout the game and it was no surprise they tired in the last 15 minutes when their ‘keeper (Dorus deVries) made some good saves.

‘Sometimes it is more difficult to play against 10 men, but we tried to go out for the win and could have done it in the closing minutes.

‘I’m really disappointed because we had the opportunity to take all three points.”