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Manchester City midfielder, Fernandinho, will serve a four-match ban after his appeal against a red card during their 2-1 win over Burnley on Monday failed.


The Brazilian was sent off by referee Lee Mason in the 32nd minute, following a reckless tackle on Johann Gudmundsson.

It is the second time Fernandinho would be sent off in the Premier League, after he was dismissed for an altercation with Cesc Fabregas last month.

A statement released by the FA read: “Fernandinho will serve a four-match suspension with immediate effect after his claim of wrongful dismissal was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

“The Manchester City midfielder was sent off for serious foul play during the game against Burnley on Monday 2 January 2017.

“His suspension includes the standard sanction of an additional game as it was his second dismissal of the season.”

Fernandinho will miss Friday’s FA Cup third-round tie at West Ham and Premier League meetings against Everton, Tottenham and Slaven Bilic’s Hammers.

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