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James wins appeal

18 January 2011 03:00
Bristol City have been successful in their appeal against David James` red card against Middlesbrough. The former England keeper was sent off in the final minute of the 4-0 npower Championship defeat at Ashton Gate on Saturday after bringing down Cameron Park inside the area. Referee Daren Drysdale showed James a straight red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity. City appealed claiming there were covering defenders and the Football Association`s disciplinary panel agreed, meaning James will not serve a one-match suspension and will be available to face Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Source: PA