Apr 29, 2013 at 8pm UK at ‚ÄčVilla Park
Aston Villa
Vlaar (31'), Agbonlahor (88'), Benteke (55', 59', 72'), Weimann (38')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Rose (32')
Jimenez Cuellar (34'), Rose (66'), Bardsley (76')
Sessegnon (70')

Football Association reject Stephane Sessegnon appeal

Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon is shown a red card against Aston Villa on April 29, 2013
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The Football Association reject Sunderland's appeal against Stephane Sessegnon's red card that he picked up against Aston Villa on Monday.

The Football Association have rejected Sunderland's appeal against the red card that Stephane Sessegnon picked up against Aston Villa on Monday.

The 28-year-old was given his marching orders by referee Lee Probert for a late challenge on Yacouba Sylla during Villa's 6-1 win at Villa Park.

The Black Cats launched an appeal on Tuesday, but the FA have revealed that they have rejected the appeal.

The statement said: "At an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, Stephane Sessegnon's claim of wrongful dismissal was unsuccessful meaning the Sunderland midfielder's three-match suspension remains with immediate effect.

"Sessegnon was dismissed for serious foul play during his side's game against Aston Villa on Monday April 29, 2013."

As a result, the midfielder will now miss the remainder of the season.

Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates his hat-trick goal against Sunderland on April 29, 2013
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