Sunderland wait on independent panel decision after Luke O'Nien appeal lodged

Sunderland are waiting to find out whether their appeal against Luke O’Nien’s three-game ban has been successful.

Luke O'Nien.
Luke O'Nien.

The Black Cats lodged an appeal on Monday following the red card shown in the 3-0 loss to Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon.

Referee Craig Hicks flashed the red card in the second half, after an off-the-ball altercation with Ivan Toney - although later footage suggested the incident was perhaps exaggerated by the former Newcastle United striker.

The appeal is heard by an Independent Regulatory Commission.