An appeal by Newcastle’s Loic Remy against his sending-off in Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Norwich has been dismissed, ruling him out of Saturday's Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland.
The 27-year-old Frenchman was dismissed along with Norwich's Bradley Johnson in Tuesday night's Premier League 0-0 draw at Carrow Road.
The FA announced on Thursday that, following a hearing of an independent regulatory commission, Remy’s claim had been dismissed, and that his three match-suspension remained with immediate effect.
Johnson also appealed against his red card, and his appeal was upheld, meaning his suspension is now lifted.
Referee Chris Foy had showed the red cards after the pair clashed following an untidy tussle.
Remy will miss the league games against Sunderland, Chelsea and Tottenham.