Belfast Telegraph

West Ham confirm Sofiane Feghouli red card overturned by FA

West Ham midfielder Sofiane Feghouli has had his dismissal against Manchester United rescinded by the Football Association.

Feghouli was shown a straight red card by referee Mike Dean following a collision with Phil Jones in the first half on Monday night and faced a three-match ban.

But the Algerian will be available for Slaven Bilic's side against Manchester City in the FA Cup on Friday after the red card was overturned.

A club statement read: "West Ham United can confirm that a Football Association Regulatory Commission has upheld the club's claim for wrongful dismissal in respect of the red card shown to Sofiane Feghouli against Manchester United."

Karren Brady had earlier confirmed the successful appeal on Twitter, saying: "I have just received a call to confirm Sofiane will not be required to serve a 3 match suspension and is eligible to play Friday."


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