Liverpool, England – Liverpool goalkeeper Alexander Doni will serve a one-fixture suspension after the English FA denied his appeal Thursday for wrongful dismissal.
Doni was sent off Tuesday in a match with Blackburn for denying a goal scoring opportunity, and a regulatory commission heard the appeal Thursday but upheld the red card and one-game suspension.
Brad Jones, Liverpool's third-choice goalkeeper, replaced Doni in the game and saved a penalty kick immediately after entering the match. Jones will now have to step into the lineup Saturday in the FA Cup semifinals against Everton.
First-choice goalie Pepe Reina is also suspended.