Liverpool lose appeal against Mane ban

by September 12th, 2017

Liverpool have lost an appeal over the length of Sadio Mane’s three-match ban after the forward was sent off during last Saturday’s 5-0 defeat by Manchester City.

The Senegal international was shown a straight red card for a high studs challenge that caught City’s Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson on the head in the 37th minute.

A statement from the FA on Tuesday read: ‘Sadio Mane’s three-match suspension, which was effective immediately, remains in place after his claim of excessive punishment was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

‘The Liverpool forward was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Manchester City on Saturday [9 September 2017].’

He will now miss Saturday’s Premier League match against Burnley and two games at Leicester City, one in the league and one in the League Cup.

Mane will, however, be available for the Champions League tie at home to Sevilla on Wednesday.