Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic gets three-match ban

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has failed in his appeal against his dismissal in Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.

Vidic was given his marching orders late on in the loss at Stamford Bridge following a tackle on Eden Hazard. He had hoped to have the dismissal overturned, but the FA has ruled referee Phil Dowd was right to send him off.
“Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic has had his claim for wrongful dismissal rejected by an Independent Regulatory Commission,” a statement from the FA read.

“Therefore, the player’s three-match suspension commences with immediate effect.

“Vidic had received a red card for serious foul play in his side’s game against Chelsea on Sunday 19 January 2014.”
As a result of the failed appeal, Vidic will miss the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg clash with Sunderland as well as the Premier League ties against Cardiff and Stoke.