Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie to serve three-game ban after appeal is unsuccessful

Steve Mounie in action at the Amex last season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Steve Mounie in action at the Amex last season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Steve Mounie will serve a three-game ban after Huddersfield were unsuccessful in their appeal against the striker's red card in Saturday's match with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Mounie was sent off by referee Michael Oliver in the 32nd minute for a studs-up challenge on Yves Bissouma.

Terriers boss David Wagner was furious with the decision afterwards as his side led 1-0 at the time but went on to lose 2-1.

In a statement on their club website, Huddersfield wrote: "Huddersfield Town's appeal against the red card shown to striker Steve Mounié in the game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday 1 December 2018 has been unsuccessful.

"Town’s Benin international was shown a straight red card in the 32nd minute by referee Michael Oliver for a challenge on Yves Bissouma in the 2-1 defeat at the John Smith’s Stadium.

"After Town submitted the appeal on Monday, the Regulatory Commission informed the Club that the appeal had been unsuccessful, meaning Steve will now serve a three match suspension.

"This rules the striker out of the upcoming Premier League games against AFC Bournemouth (A) on 4 December, Arsenal (A) on 8 December and Newcastle United (H) on 15 December. "

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