Wigan’s Sammon Wins Appeal of Red Card, Ban for Wolves’ Milijas is Upheld

Wigan striker Conor Sammon won his appeal of a red card, while Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Nenad Milijas will serve a suspension after losing his.

Sammon was dismissed after catching Michael Carrick in the face with his hand during a loss to Manchester United three days ago, though television replays showed the contact appeared to be accidental. The Football Association rescinded the card, saving Sammon from an automatic three-game ban.

“I am delighted to have Conor available for the next three matches,” Wigan manager Roberto Martinez said on the club’s website. “It would have been really unfair for him to share the frustrating feeling that he had on Monday for another three games after doing nothing wrong.”

Milijas will have to serve a suspension after his appeal against the red card he received at Arsenal was dismissed by English soccer’s F.A.

The Serbian was red-carded by referee Stuart Attwell for a challenge against Mikel Arteta in Wolves’ 1-1 tie at the Emirates Stadium two days ago. His ban begins with a game at Bolton in two days.

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