Newcastle have had their appeal over Vurnon Anita’s dismissal against Wolves in the Championship rejected.
Anita, sent off for a challenge on Ivan Cavaleiro, served the first game of an automatic three-match ban last night.
A club statement read: “A claim of wrongful dismissal regarding Vurnon Anita has been unsuccessful, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.
“The Newcastle United player was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 17th September.
“The player’s three match suspension, therefore, remains in place.”
Anita will also miss the Championship games against Aston Villa and Norwich City.