Sunderland will appeal Stephane Sessegnon's red card according to manager Paolo Di Canio.

The Benin international was sent off with around 20 minutes left of Monday night's 6-1 loss at Aston Villa for an apparent stamp on Yacouba Sylla but Di Canio feels it was a harsh decision.

"We saw the clip, there is not a bad challenge," he told Sky Sports.

"With the dynamic of the challenge, it can be a trap for the referee because from distance you see the dynamic, but there is not a nasty challenge.

"We will appeal of course."

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