Huddersfield appealed against Steve Mounie’s red card that he saw in the match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
The FA has turned down their appeal and the Terriers will have to do without their main man up front in the next three matches.
Huddersfield Town are in dire straits in the Premier League this season, having won only two of their 14 games so far. The Terriers are edging closer towards the dreaded relegation zone and are set to face more trouble with the FA rejecting their appeal to dismiss the three-match ban that has been imposed on their striker Steve Mounie.
The forward was shown a straight red and was sent for an early shower by referee Michael Oliver in the 32nd minute of Huddersfield’s encounter against the Seagulls following a challenge by the Beninese international on midfielder Yves Bissouma. Huddersfield manager David Wagner was far from happy with the decision and a number of other decisions as his team went down by 1-2 in their own backyard.
The Terriers confirmed about the dismissal of their appeal as the ban remains intact on Mounie on their club’s official website, which said, “Huddersfield Town’s appeal against the red card shown to striker Steve Mounie in the game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, December 1 2018 has been unsuccessful.”
This comes as a big blow for David Wagner and his side as they are set to face a number of key oppositions in the next three matches, which Mounie won’t be able to play in, featuring Bournemouth, Arsenal and Newcastle United. It has already been an abysmal season for the Terriers and the dismissal of one of their key players in the form of Mounie has surely put them in complete dire straits.
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