Hutton wins his appeal over ban

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Sunderland defender Alan Hutton has won his appeal against the three-match ban he received for his sending-off at Hull on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Scotland international, who is on loan at the Stadium of Light from Tottenham, would otherwise have missed the end of the season.

Yesterday an independent commission reduced the penalty to one match, which means he will sit out Sunday's home clash with 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, a commission has found the claim upheld and has reduced the sanction to a one-match suspension to begin with immediate effect."