Cattermole, Sessegnon suspended after red cards

Updated: 05 March 2012 18:22 IST

Sunderland said on Monday that captain Lee Cattermole has been given a four-match ban, while teammate Stephane Sessegnon will be out for three after their dismissals during the local derby with Newcastle.

Cattermole, Sessegnon suspended after red cards
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Sunderland said on Monday that captain Lee Cattermole has been given a four-match ban, while teammate Stephane Sessegnon will be out for three after their dismissals during the local derby with Newcastle.

Cattermole earned his 10th yellow card of the season after a clash with Cheick Tiote soon after kick-off, earning him a two-match ban. He was then given a straight red for foul and abusive language towards referee Mike Dean after the final whistle.

Benin forward Sessegnon was dismissed in the second-half for violent conduct after elbowing Tiote.

Both players will miss the Black Cats' FA Cup quarter-final clash with Everton and Premier League games against Liverpool and Blackburn. Cattermole will also be relegated to the stands when Sunderland host QPR on March 24.

Newcastle battled back from a 1-0 deficit at half-time to draw Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby at St James' Park 1-1, thanks to a stoppage time goal from substitute Shola Ameobi.

The bad-tempered match saw referee Dean issue two red cards and eight yellows as well as award a penalty to either side. Sunderland's Niklas Bendtner converted his but Newcastle's Demba Ba had his spot kick saved by Simon Mignolet.

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