English Premiership

Robson-Kanu out for three games after losing appeal

Hal Robson-Kanu (Getty Images)
Hal Robson-Kanu (Getty Images)

London - West Bromwich Albion forward Hal Robson-Kanu will serve a three-match ban after an FA Commission dismissed his club's appeal against his red card in Saturday's 1-0 Premier League win over Burnley.

The 28-year-old Wales international -- most famous for his spectacular goal in the Euro 2016 quarter-final win over Belgium -- was shown a straight red card following an aerial challenge with Burnley defender Matt Lowton.

Robson-Kanu was only on the pitch for 22 minutes at Turf Moor, but he also managed to score the winning goal 12 minutes before being dismissed.

West Brom appealed on the grounds of Robson-Kanu being wrongfully dimissed but the FA Commission disagreed.

"Hal Robson-Kanu's sending off at Burnley on Saturday has been upheld by an FA commission," West Brom said in a statement.

"Albion appealed against referee Martin Atkinson's decision to award a red card following an aerial challenge with Burnley's Matthew Lowton.

"The decision means Robson-Kanu will now be suspended from Tuesday night's League Cup tie at Accrington and the Premier League games against Stoke and Brighton."

Robson-Kanu was given a new contract last month, tying him to the club till 2020.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Fixtures
Wed 20 Jan 21 20:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
Aston Villa
Etihad Stadium
Wed 20 Jan 21 22:15 PM (SAST)
Fulham
Manchester United
Craven Cottage
Thu 21 Jan 21 22:00 PM (SAST)
Liverpool
Burnley
Anfield
Results
Wed 20 Jan 21
Leeds United 0
Southampton 0
Tue 19 Jan 21
Leicester City 2
Chelsea 0
Tue 19 Jan 21
West Ham United 2
West Bromwich Albion 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Leicester City
19
12
38
2. Manchester United
18
11
37
3. Manchester City
17
10
35
4. Liverpool
18
9
34