Bilyaletdinov must serve ban
Everton midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov will miss the last game of the Premier League season as part of a three-match ban after failing to get his red card against West Brom overturned.
Bilyaletdinov was sent off for what referee Anthony Taylor deemed to be a high challenge on Baggies midfielder James Morrison after 77 minutes at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
That, and a number of other decisions, left Everton manager David Moyes fuming after the final whistle and he refused to speak to the media. The club hoped to get the red card rescinded but their appeal was rejected by the FA.
A statement on Everton's official website read: "The Blues were informed on Tuesday afternoon that referee Anthony Taylor's decision would be upheld, thus ruling Bilyaletdinov out of Sunday's Premier League finale against Chelsea, as well as the first two games of next season.
"The appeal was dismissed in spite of Morrison providing a statement in support of the Everton player.''