Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi has red card overturned
Nzonzi was dismissed by referee Mark Clattenburg in the draw against Southampton
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi has successfully appealed against a red card issued to him in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Southampton.
Nzonzi was dismissed by referee Mark Clattenburg in the 3-3 draw at the Britannia Stadium for what appeared to be a stamp on Jack Cork.
At the time the decision angered Stoke manager Tony Pulis who felt Cork had over-reacted.
Pulis said: "Whether the reaction of Cork, who is a good player and a good lad, has influenced Mark, I'm not sure, but Steven certainly doesn't stamp on the player.
"There was no intent. He's actually planted his leg between his legs, which was quite clever."
The Potters launched an immediate appeal, and upon review by the Independent Regulatory Commission, a claim of wrongful dismissal has been upheld.
The Commission further confirmed Nzonzi's potential three-match suspension has been withdrawn with immediate effect.
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