Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has failed with an appeal against the red card he received in Saturday's Merseyside derby.
It means the Australian will serve a three-match suspension, starting with the Premier League game against Newcastle on Sunday.
Cahill was sent off for "serious foul play" by referee Mike Riley following a challenge on Xabi Alonso in Everton's 2-0 defeat by Liverpool.
The Football Association confirmed an independent regulatory commission had rejected Cahill's appeal.
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