Duo's bans confirmed

by Kate Smith

Cattermole and Dossena to miss next three games.

Lee Cattermole and Andrea Dossena will each serve a serve a three-match ban following their dismissals at the weekend.

The pair were both sent off within minutes of each other during Sunderland’s 1-0 defeat against Hull City at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

Cattermole was shown a straight red card for a challenge on former Black Cat Ahmed Elmohamady and two minutes later Dossena was dismissed for a foul on ex-Sunderland man David Meyler.

The duo will miss the next two home games as Gus Poyet’s men host Southampton in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night and Manchester City travel to Wearside on Sunday.

They will also miss the trip to the Britannia Stadium to play Stoke City at the end of the month.