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Swansea appeal against Leroy Fer's dismissal at Wolves

Swansea have appealed against Leroy Fer's FA Cup red card at Wolves.

Fer was sent off by referee Anthony Taylor in the second half of Saturday's third-round 0-0 draw for a cynical trip on Helder Costa.

Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal said after the game that the foul was a "classic yellow card" and the Premier League club have now confirmed they have taken up the matter with the Football Association.

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."

Fer will miss Premier League games against Newcastle and Liverpool, as well as the cup replay against Wolves, if Swansea's appeal proves unsuccessful.

Taylor had earlier shown a straight red card to Wolves defender Ruben Vinagre for his 40th-minute lunge on Nathan Dyer.

Swansea and Sky Bet Championship leaders Wolves will replay the third-round tie at the Liberty Stadium on January 17.

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