Anita red card appeal snubbed
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Newcastle will be without Vurnon Anita for three matches after the club lost their appeal to overturn his red card against Wolves.
The Magpies lodged an appeal for wrongful dismissal after the 27-year-old Dutch midfielder was sent off for a challenge on Ivan Cavaleiro during the 2-0 defeat at St James' Park.
However, the club released a statement on Tuesday afternoon to confirm the appeal was thrown out.
It read: "A claim of wrongful dismissal regarding Vurnon Anita has been unsuccessful, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.
"The Newcastle United player was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 17th September.
"The player’s three match suspension, therefore, remains in place."
Anita will miss the visit of Wolves in the EFL Cup on Tuesday, in addition to the Championship trip to Aston Villa on Saturday and the midweek visit of Norwich City.