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Rodwell appeal upheld by FA
Published : 04 Oct 2011 12:35:36
Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell's appeal against his controversial red card in last weekend's Merseyside derby has been upheld and he will not serve a ban.
The 20-year-old was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson in the 23rd minute for a challenge on Luis Suarez which appeared neither dangerous nor reckless.
Everton lodged a claim for wrongful dismissal with the Football Association and the governing body's appeals panel have upheld that claim.
It means Rodwell's three-match suspension, which would have been imposed for an offence of serious foul play, has been withdrawn.