1 Michael Duff Burnley have launched an appeal against Michael Duff’s sending off in Saturday’s defeat to West Ham.Duff was dismissed by referee Jon Moss for a challenge on Cheikhou Kouyate inside the Clarets box despite not appearing to be the last man.Mark Noble scored the resulting penalty to seal a 1-0 win for the Hammers and leave Burnley eight points adrift of safety at the bottom of the Premier League.After the match, Clarets manager Sean Dyche criticised Moss’ decision to dismiss Duff, stating: “I’ve got no problem with the fact it’s a penalty. I think there’s a stadium full of people who are very surprised it’s a sending-off.“I can only imagine their manager was surprised. Their staff were certainly surprised. I think the subs were surprised it was a sending-off.“I think the groundsman was surprised it was a sending-off, I think the linesman was surprised it was a sending-off.“I think there was a tube station nearby where they were surprised it was a sending-off.“When you really need decisions to be right, in my opinion it wasn’t right.“It’s a massive moment in a game like this. That changes everything. It’s hard enough to win games at this level 11 v 11.“It’s a real sadness to me that at this stage of the season and these vital games I’m having to speak about a referee’s decision which quite obviously changed the game.”Burnley had until 1pm on Tuesday to submit their appeal to the Football Association and, in a statement on burnleyfootballclub.com, they confirmed they had now done so.The appeal will now be considered by an independent disciplinary panel.