Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson to serve three-match ban after FA appeal rejected

Larsson was controversially dismissed by referee Craig Pawson shortly before half time in the eventual 3-0 defeat for his side against Manchester United following a challenge on Ander Herrera. 

Sunderland were unhappy with the dismissal at a pivotal moment in the match and were quick to contest the call, but the Football Association has upheld the decision, meaning a three-match ban will be served by Larsson.

The Sweden international, who has been restricted to just 17 appearances in the Premier League this season due to injury problems, will now miss games against West Ham United, Middlesbrough and Bournemouth.

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