Sunderland: Larsson loses appeal

The 31-year-old was sent off for a challenge on Manchester United’s Ander Herrera during Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light.

After the match, boss Davis Moyes took issue with referee Craig Pawson’s decision, suggesting that the challenge was not even worthy of a yellow card.

An appeal was lodged but has been rejected, with the FA issuing a statement.

“An Independent Regulatory Commission has rejected a wrongful dismissal claim from Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson,” it read.

“The midfielder was dismissed for serious foul play during the Black Cats’ Premier League fixture against Manchester United on 9 April, 2017. Larsson’s three-match suspension remains in place.”

The Swede will now miss the games against West Ham United, Middlesbrough and Bournemouth and will return for the Black Cats’ final four games of the campaign.

Whether or not the Wearsiders still have anything to play for by then only time will tell as relegation might already be confirmed.

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