West Ham United’s Arthur Masuaku sent off for spitting

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The Congolese was dismissed as the Hammers bowed out of the FA Cup to Wigan Athletic on Saturday

Arthur Masuaku was sent off for spitting at Nick Powell in West Ham United’s 2-0 loss to Wigan Athletic in the fourth round of the FA Cup outing.

The defender reacted in an unsporting manner following a tackle from the midfielder and referee Chris Kavanagh had not choice than to show the 24-year-old an expulsion card.

Prior to the incident, the Hammers were trailing by a lone goal courtesy of Will Grigg’s seventh minute strike from Nathan Byrne's assist. 

The  Northern Ireland international completed his brace from the penalty spot to seal victory as the Hammers were made to pay for their missed chances.

The English FA could hand Masuaku a lengthy suspension for his behaviour. This is the third time the left-back will be sent off in his career.

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David Moyes’s men could be without the left-back when they clash with Crystal Palace in their next Premier League game on Tuesday.