Swansea to appeal Fer’s dismissal at Wolves

Swansea City have decided to appeal against Leroy Fer’s red card during the FA Cup tie with Championship leaders Wolves.

Fer was sent off during the second half of Saturday’s game after a cynical trip on Helder Costa.

The match will need a replay, after both side’s failed to find the score-sheet.

New Swansea manager Carlos Cavalhal said post-match that the foul was a “classic yellow card”, and the club have now confirmed they have taken the matter up with the FA.

A statement on the club’s website said: “Swansea City have lodged an appeal against Leroy Fer’s sending-off at Wolves on Saturday.

“The midfielder was shown a straight red card in the 67th minute of the Emirates FA Cup tie for a foul on Helder Costa which was deemed by referee Anthony Taylor to constitute violent conduct.”

The midfielder is set to miss Premier League encounters with Newcastle and Liverpool, as well a the cup replay against Wolves, assuming the Swans are unsuccessful in their appeal.

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