Huddersfield Town have had an appeal for Phillip Billing’s red card against MK Dons on Tuesday night rejected by the FA meaning he will serve a three match suspension.
The 19-year-old Danish midfielder was sent off for a challenge on Dons midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey just four minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute with the Dons leading through Alex Revell’s goal.
Despite playing 40 minutes with 10 men, the Terriers managed to nick a point late on when Nakhi Wells slotted past stand-in goalkeeper Cody Cropper.
Huddersfield had hoped Billing’s suspension would be overturned, but he will now miss matches against Ipswich Town on 27 February, Derby County on 5 March and Reading on 8 March.
The FA’s Regulatory Committee held a meeting on Thursday (25 February), and ruled it was not a case of wrongful dismissal.
When speaking to the media after the game, Huddersfield manager David Wagner had criticised the call by the match referee, and argued it was only worthy of a booking.