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WATCH: Leandro Bacuna sees red for linesman confrontation

Bacuna's red card was the only downside to a good result for Villa.

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Aston Villa won their first game of 2017 earlier this evening, winning 1-0 at home against Derby County. Unfortunately, Villa utility man Leandro Bacuna was sent off in the dying moments.

Protesting furiously as a throw in decision was given (perhaps controversially) against him, Bacuna confronted the linesman, and some contact was made between the two, and as a result, the referee opted to shiw a red card.

Our own writer, Jack Grimse took the following footage, check it out for yourselves:

And another angle:

Shoutout to Jack for posting those, go follow him at @JackGrimse.

Now, a player CANNOT make contact with any of the officials, and so it has to be a red card, no question. Even though Bacuna may have been in the right in terms of arguing his case for a throw in.

SAYING THAT, sensationalist scumbags The S*n branded it "a shocking headbutt". And like I said, though it's bad, it is no way near as bad as that. This gives y'all a chance to decide for yourselves.

Bacuna's red card does nothing to mar what has been an excellent result for Villa, ending a dreadful run of games.