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Premier League: Swansea boss Garry Monk slams Kim Bo-kyung

Garry Monk: Hit out at Cardiff's Kim Bo-kyung

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Swansea manager Garry Monk has accused Cardiff midfielder Kim Bo-kyung of punching and headbutting Wayne Routledge during the south Wales derby.

Monk's side won 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday but the fallout to a fractious encounter has continued throughout the week.

Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy is serving a three-match suspension after he accepted a charge of violent conduct following a challenge on Jonathan de Guzman that was missed by the match officials.

Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was unhappy with the decision of the three-man panel of former elite referees who reviewed the incident and agreed unanimously it was a sending-off offence.

The Norwegian insisted De Guzman over-reacted and also pointed out that Angel Rangel went unpunished for a kick on Wilfried Zaha.

Monk has now hit back at his counterpart, accusing Kim of wrongdoing and claiming Solskjaer should keep his own players in order before criticising others.

"I saw Ole answering a question that my man Jon de Guzman made a meal of it," said Monk.

"When you receive an elbow in the back of the head and you go down normally, I don't see how that's an over-reaction.

"I would have more concerns about the 35th minute corner for them when one of my players, Wayne Routledge, gets headbutted and punched in the face by Kim.

"If anything I would be more concerned about something like that than saying one of my players was play-acting.

"If you look at Wayne, when he gets headbutted and punched in the face, he stays on his feet. He doesn't make a meal of it.

"So I think Ole needs to look at his own players before he starts looking at mine."