Liverpool’s Sadio Mane will serve three-match ban

Forward’s appeal against the length of ban handed out for red card is rejected

 Manchester City’s goalkeeper Ederson  is fouled by Liverpool’s Sadio Mane during the  Premier League  match  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Manchester City’s goalkeeper Ederson is fouled by Liverpool’s Sadio Mane during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

 

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane will serve a three-match suspension for his red card at Manchester City after his appeal against the length of the ban was rejected.

The Senegal forward was sent off by referee Jon Moss after raising his foot and clashing with City goalkeeper Ederson in the Reds’ 5-0 defeat on Saturday.

A statement from the Football Association on Tuesday said: “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.”

Mane will miss this weekend’s Premier League visit of Burnley plus the Carabao Cup/league double-header with Leicester next week.

The 25-year-old collided with Ederson after 37 minutes of the league contest at the Etihad Stadium.

The Brazilian needed around eight minutes of treatment before he was taken off on a stretcher. A photograph released since has shown eight stitches in wounds on the side of his face.

He was able to return to the City bench in the second half, and trained – wearing protective head gear – on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League match at Feyenoord.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.