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Terry confused by Poll sending-off

Chelsea's England captain John Terry has voiced his 'confusion and disappointment' over Graham Poll's decision to show him the red card against Tottenham.

Terry was red carded by referee Graham Poll for two bookable offences after clashing with former Sunday team colleague Ledley King in their 2-1 defeat by Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

It was Terry's first red card in 288 games for the club - but he insists he was left completely baffled by Poll's explanations for his dismissal.

Terry told Chelsea TV: 'The first foul on (Dimitar) Berbatov was a yellow card, no doubt about it.

'The second one, I am still really baffled by it. I have looked at it myself over and over again.

'Ledley [King] and I fell to the floor, we got up, we had words but I used to play Sunday football with him and it was just the pair of us shouting at each other.

'I walked away. (Pascal) Chimbonda pushed me in the back and I carried on running.

'On the pitch, Graham Poll said to me [the second yellow card] was for the barge on (Hossam) Ghaly where I kept running.

'After the game he said it was for the fall when Ledley King and I fell. I am just really disappointed that it is my first time sent-off for Chelsea.'

Terry will serve a one-match suspension for the red card - missing tomorrow evening's Carling Cup fourth round game against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.