Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel has had the red card he received in Sunday's defeat at Liverpool rescinded by the Football Association.
The American was sent off after 63 minutes of the 5-0 drubbing at Anfield after he was adjudged have brought down Fernando Torres after the striker burst through on goal.
Villa's appeal was upheld on Tuesday, meaning Friedel will be available for their next Barclays Premier League game at Manchester United on April 5.
The news is a boost for Martin O'Neill's men, whose bid to finish in a Champions League place has faltered in recent weeks.
They are currently fifth, three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.
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