Grant Holt’s red card hearing on Tuesday

Norwich City have lodged their official appeal to the FA against Saturday's controversial red card handed out to Grant Holt in the dramatic 3-3 draw at Reading.

Referee Michael Oliver turned the game on its head when, with City 3-1 up and half-time approaching, he sent off skipper Grant Holt for a foul on Ian Harte – TV replays weren't needed to prove that he got it badly wrong.

The Canaries have until 1pm on Tuesday to send in any supportive material ahead of an FA regulatory hearing at that time.

Holt's dismissal means a three-game ban and would see him miss the home games against Leeds and Ipswich and the trip to Derby on December 4.

City have had mixed fortunes with their appeals against red cards. Two seasons ago, Gary Doherty's sending-off in the 2-1 home defeat by Bristol City was rescinded – but they failed to overturn Darel Russell's dismissal in the 2-0 home defeat by Southampton last season.


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