English Premiership

Bournemouth fail with red card appeal

2017-01-06 13:50

London - Bournemouth have been unsuccessful with their appeal to get Simon Francis' red card against Arsenal overturned by the Football Association.

The Cherries captain was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Aaron Ramsey in the closing stages of the Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday as the Eddie Howe's side surrendered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with the Gunners.

Howe felt that referee Michael Oliver's decision to give Francis his marching orders was "harsh" and the south-coast club contested it on grounds of wrongful dismissal.

But the 31-year-old defender will serve a three-match ban with immediate effect after the FA rejected the appeal, which sees him miss the FA Cup third-round tie with Millwall as well as the league encounters against Hull and Watford.

Howe's men take on The Lions at The Den in an FA CUP fixture looking to avoid a cup upset before turning their attention to an English Premiership fixture away to Hull.

Kick off is at 17:00.

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