'Keeper Kirkland escapes red card ban

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The FA have rescinded a red card given to Coventry goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, deciding he had been wrongly sent off.

The FA have rescinded a red card given to Coventry goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, deciding he had been wrongly sent off.

Kirkland was set for a one-match ban after being given his marching orders in Coventry's 6-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

But referee Stephen Lodge decided he was wrong to send Kirkland off after watching a video reply of the game.

The Football Association's disciplinary commission agreed and overturned the decision.

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