Stoke's Huth loses appeal of red card

on-Trent, England (Sports Network) - Stoke City defender Robert Huth match ban.

Huth was sent off before halftime Saturday in a 1-0 defeat to Sunderland. He's set to miss Premier League matches against Fulham and Swansea as well as an FA Cup match against Crawley Town.

"The FA Commission have rejected the claim of wrongful dismissal after they considered all the evidence that was presented by the club in the player's defense," Stoke said on its website.

Huth, who played 19 games for Germany from 2004-09, has played 22 EPL matches this season and 34 in all competitions.