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Sadio Mane 3 Match Ban Upheld By FA

Sadio Mane will serve the full 3 match ban for getting a straight red card against Manchester City on Saturday.

The Guinean was given a straight red card for a high foot which resulting in an injury to Manchester City goalkeeper, Edison resulting in his substitution for a facial injury which required stitches.

Liverpool appealed the punishment which is automatically applied to a player receiving a straight red card on the grounds that it was “excessive punishment”

The FA met today to consider the appeal and decided to uphold the 3 match ban.

Mane will now miss the Premier League matches at home to Burnley and away to Leicester City as well as the League Cup game also away to Leicester City.

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The ban only applies to domestic competitions and Mane is free to play in Liverpool’s opening Champions League group stage fixture against Sevilla at Anfield tomorrow evening.

Mane will return for the away league fixture against Newcastle on Sunday October 1st.

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