Renard backing for Enyeama

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Lille coach Herve Renard believes goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was extremely unlucky to be sent off during Friday's 1-1 draw against Rennes.

The Nigeria international was shown a straight red card on 71 minutes for what referee Stephane Jochem felt was a clear foul in the area on Ivorian striker Giovanni Sio during this weekend's French Ligue 1 encounter.

However, replays suggest the sending off was a harsh decision, and Renard has absolved his first-choice keeper of much of the blame.

"You watch the images on the penalty and expulsion and it didn’t look like a penalty," former Zambia coach Renard told L'Equipe.

"However different people will have their own analysis of the situation."