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professional foul

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(Soccer) football a deliberate foul committed as a last-ditch tactic to prevent an opponent from scoring
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The Hoops leapfrogged Killie into fourth spot but Hamill believes the dismissal of Italian Pascali was the major turning point of the game after his professional foul on Scepovic just outside the box in 35 minutes.
manchester united 2 west ham united 1 LOUIS VAN GAAL leapt to the defence of Wayne Rooney after seeing his captain sent off for an ugly professional foul during his side's 2-1 victory over West Ham.
The double punishment for a professional foul - awarding a penalty and sending off the offender - has come under scrutiny after red cards to Martin Demichelis and Wojciech Szczesny dented English hopes in S the Champions League.
Goodall committed a professional foul in the box and although Craig Reid's spot kick was saved, Hylton made sure of the points with his second, much to the delight of Scott.
Cefni skipper Grahame Austin was sent off late in the game for a professional foul.
It looked plain sailing for The Knitters when Chukki Eribenne penalty and Andy Gooding gave the visitors a cosy interval lead but Neil Cartwright's red card for a professional foul midway through the second period was a turning point.
The Rennes centre-back was expected to receive a two-match ban for his deliberate, goalsaving professional foul in Sunday's 2-1 quarter-final win over Nigeria.
Lewin Nyatanga was sent off for a professional foul on Neil Mellor, who then converted the resulting penalty.
Stephen Roberts was sent off for Rovers for a professional foul before Jason Scotland's 84th-minute penalty made it three and Febian Brandy completed the scoring in injury-time.
That was how it stayed until midway through the second 45 minutes when Bedford goalkeeper Ini Amaegbe was sent off for a professional foul on Craig Stiens in the 68th minute and Jamie Rewbury dispatched the resulting penalty to bring the scores level.
The Gulls were left to hang on after Tony Bedeau was sent off six minutes from time for a professional foul on Steve Scoffham but it was a day in which the defenders were in control
But those plans were thrown into disarray when he was sent off by referee Scott Mathieson deep into stoppage time at the New Den for what the Cheshire official deemed was a professional foul on former Albion striker Danny Dichio.

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