Sofi­ane red card over­turned by the FA

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WEST Ham mid­fielder Sofi­ane Feghouli’s red card against Manch­ester United has been re­scinded by the FA – the fourth time the club has been proved right in five ap­peals. The oth­ers were two for Cheikhou Kouy­ate and Mark Noble against Liver­pool in Au­gust 2015.The only red card that stood was James Collins’s in the Oc­to­ber 2015 de­feat by Wat­ford. Feghouli, who made his first start of the sea­son in Mon­day night’s 2-0 de­feat by Manch­ester United, was sent off by Mike Dean fol­low­ing a col­li­sion with Phil Jones and faced a three-match ban. But the Al­ge­rian will be avail­able to Slaven Bilic when he names his team for the FA Cup third-round tie with Manch­ester City tonight. West Ham chief ex­ec­u­tive Kar­ren Brady con­firmed the suc­cess­ful ap­peal on Twit­ter, say­ing: “I have just re­ceived a call to con­firm Sofi­ane will not be re­quired to serve a three-match sus­pen­sion and is el­i­gi­ble to play on Fri­day.”

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