Premier League - Sessegnon appeal against red card dismissed

Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon's appeal against his three-match suspension will not be overturned.

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Stephane Sessegnon, Sunderland (PA Photos)

The 28-year-old Benin international's claim for unfair dismissal over his sending-off at Aston Villa on Monday evening has been heard an independent regulatory commission and dismissed.

It means he will now miss the remainder of the season as the Black Cats continue to fight against the drop.

Referee Lee Probert issued a straight red card for Sessegnon's second-half challenge on Yacouba Sylla as the Black Cats slipped to a disastrous 6-1 Premier League defeat.

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