Cardiff’s Callum Robinson was sent for an early bath after throwing the ball into a Swansea players face in the south Wales derby.
Tensions always flare between the fierce rivals, and Sunday’s game was no exception, as the derby saw drama just seven minutes in.
Cardiff‘s trip across South Wales to the Swansea.com Stadium already posed as a tough challenge.
The Swans currently sit level with final play-off spot holders Norwich City and the Bluebirds entered the tie off the back of two defeats.
And just seven minutes in, the visitors made their afternoon even harder, as striker Callum Robinson was awarded a straight red card for throwing the ball in Swansea defender Ben Cabango’s face.
As both sides began to grow into the game, referee Darren Bond blew his whistle for a foul by Robinson.
But as the Bluebird’s frontman walked away and caught the ball, Cabango came behind him to take it from him.
Robinson clearly wasn’t pleased with Cabango’s advance, and, in a moment of madness, decided to throw the ball into the centre-back’s face.
The home fans and Swansea’s players were furious, and soon enough, Bond pulled out a red card for the striker, sending him off for what has been confirmed as punishment for violent conduct.
Despite going a man down, though, Cardiff held off the pressure from the home side.
The Swans then had a shout for handball in the box waved away, as they continued to find the opening goal against their rivals.
Then, in the 37th minute, Swansea finally opened the scoring through Ollie Cooper – whose Dad previously played for Cardiff – with the star sending a right-footed rocket into the top corner.
🗣️ “IT’S A MOMENT OF MADNESS FROM CALLUM ROBINSON” 🤯
HE’S OFF IN THE OPENING SEVEN MINUTES ⏰ pic.twitter.com/V5ray0v2l0
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 23, 2022