Report: Sadio Mane red card appeal rejected

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Multiple reports claim that Liverpool have had their appeal against Sadio Mane‘s red card rejected.

The Senegalese forward was sent off in the 36th minute of Liverpool’s 5-0 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday for a high challenge on Ederson as Mane’s foot smashed the onrushing goalkeeper, who got to the ball first, in the face.

After the game both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola agreed it was was an accident but Mane’s play was deemed dangerous enough by  referee Jon Moss for a straight red card.

Mane will now miss Liverpool’s next three Premier League games against Burnley, Leicester City and Newcastle United.