Sunderland's Sessegnon to miss end of season

Sunderland's defeat left them level on 37 points with Villa and Newcastle United, five points above the relegation zone with three matches to play this season.

updated: May 01, 2013 22:37 IST
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London: Sunderland attacking midfielder Stephane Sessegnon will miss the rest of the season after his appeal against a three-match ban for his dismissal against Aston Villa on Monday was rejected, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Benin international was shown a straight red card after catching Villa midfielder Yacouba Sylla with a late challenge during the second half of the Premier League game at Villa Park, which Sunderland lost 6-1.

Speaking after the game, Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio criticised referee Lee Probert's decision to send Sessegnon off.

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