WATCH: Salford’s Ryan Lannon shown red card for dangerous tackle against St Helens

St Helens made their numerical advantage tell, with the Red Devils down to 12 men after Ryan Lannon was red carded for a high, late challenge on Theo Fages on 37 minutes.

Salford were holding their own against their title-chasing visitors until they were reduced to 12 men with the sending-off of forward Lannon and the numerical disadvantage proved too big a handicap as they went down 30-4 at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Salford coach Ian Watson had no complaints over the dismissal of Lannon but argued that St Helens player Alex Walmsley should have been shown a yellow card for the use of his elbow in a tackle on Jordan Walne.

“It’s a young kid getting frustrated,” Watson said.

“Maybe if there had been a sin-binning on the back of the elbow he might not have done it.

“It was a silly, dumb error, but he’ll learn from that.”

Click on the video above to view the dismissal