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Wigan's Conor Sammon free to play on after Manchester United clash

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes justice has been done after the Football Association rescinded the red card shown to Conor Sammon in Monday's 5-0 defeat against Manchester United.

The Latics were trailing 1-0 at Old Trafford when, in the 39th minute, the former Derry City striker caught Michael Carrick in the face with his left hand, but there did not appear to be any real intent.

Martinez said: "It would have been really unfair for him to share the frustrating feeling that he had on Monday for another three games after doing nothing wrong.

"You need to accept punishment when you do something wrong, but this was a normal phase of play where Conor was using his role as a target man."

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