Leeds United v Sunderland: Berardi sending off was right decision, says Coleman

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Sunderland manager Chris Coleman admitted that Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi was right to be sent off during the Black Cats 1-1 draw with at Elland Road on Saturday.

The United defender picked up his third sending off and the eighth for the Whites squad this campaign for a tackle on Callum McManaman in injury time.

Chris Coleman.

Chris Coleman.

Sunderland boss Coleman believed that it was the correct decision and also revealed that he thought Paudie O'Connor was lucky to stay on the pitch for his tackle on Lynden Gooch earlier in the game.

"That's a straight red," said Coleman.

"The one earlier on Lynden Gooch as well on the far side, if you don't jump out of the way I dread to think. Being a defender myself I was no angel but I call it as I see it.

"Callum McManaman has stud marks right down his shin from his knee to his ankle. It's a straight red, the kid has got it wrong."

The former Wales boss also revealed he was impressed with United stopper Bailey Peacock-Farrell who made some important saves for his side and one in particular from an Ashley Fletcher header caught Coleman's eye.

"What a save that is," he continued.

"Nothing wrong with the header, it's point blank but it was an incredible save. He looked good.

"I thought we were going to win it today. Normally we crumble to that. We've been renowned for the head loss but we didn't, we came on strong again."