Date: 14th February 2006 at 6:22pm
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Newcastle defender Celestine Babayaro will appeal against his red card at Aston Villa on Saturday.

The 27-year-old Nigerian was dismissed for, what the referee saw as a professional foul on Villa striker Milan Baros. But although the player did make contact, the ex-Chelsea defender feels Baros made a meal of it and was looking for the penalty.

Babayaro faces a two-match ban if he is unsuccessful and would miss the FA Cup clash with Southampton and the Premiership match against Charlton.

Babayaro’s case will be heard on Thursday.