January 10, 2017

Terry Red Card Appeal Fails  (Sky Sports)

John TerryChelsea defender John Terry has failed in his appeal against the red card he was shown during Sunday's FA Cup clash with Peterborough.

Terry was dismissed in the 66th minute of the third-round tie at Stamford Bridge for bringing down Peterborough striker Lee Angol.

He will miss Saturday's Premier League clash away to champions Leicester City as a result of the one-game suspension being upheld.

The former England captain clipped Angol as he was running through on goal, with referee Kevin Friend ignoring pleas for clemency and showing Terry a red card.

Chelsea went on to win the game 4-1 and they will play Brentford at home in round four.

Terry was playing for the first time in more than two months and making his first Chelsea start since the EFL Cup clash with West Ham on October 26.

An FA statement read: "John Terry will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after his wrongful dismissal claim was unsuccessful, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

"The Chelsea defender was sent off for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity during The Emirates FA Cup third round tie against Peterborough United on Sunday."

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