Hutton ban reduced
Sunderland defender Alan Hutton has won his appeal against the punishment he received for his sending-off at Hull on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Scotland international, who is currently on loan at the Stadium of Light from Tottenham, appealed against the three-match ban he was initially handed, which would have ended his season.
An independent regulatory commission heard his appeal on Tuesday and reduced the penalty to one match, which means he will sit out Sunday's home clash with title-chasing Manchester United.
An FA statement said: "An independent regulatory commission today heard a claim for excessive punishment from Sunderland AFC in relation to Alan Hutton's dismissal against Hull City on April 24, 2010.
"Following his dismissal for violent conduct in the fixture, a commission has found the claim upheld and has reduced the sanction to a one-match suspension to begin with immediate effect."
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