Nico Facing One Game Ban

Last updated : 19 December 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

The Blues keeper was dismissed by referee Steve Bennett in the final minutes of the game at Eastlands for a second bookable offence when he was deemed to have picked the ball-up outside of his area.

However, although tv replays showed the decision to be inconclusive, it means Vaesen will be ineligible for Blues' Carling Cup 5th Round tie against Manchester United at St Andrew's on Tuesday night.