West Ham successful with Cheikhou Kouyate appeal

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West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has had the red card he received against Crystal Palace rescinded by the Football Association.

The 26-year-old was sent off during the second half of Saturday's 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw at Upton Park, but has successfully appealed the decision.

An FA statement read: "An independent regulatory commission has today [Tuesday 5 April 2016] upheld a wrongful dismissal claim in relation to West Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate.


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"The player, who was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Crystal Palace on Saturday [2 April 2016], will therefore not serve any suspension."

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic had initially hinted the club would not contest Kouyate's sending-off despite saying the challenge on Palace substitute Dwight Gayle was not even worthy of a yellow card.

He cut a frustrated figure after the 10 men were pegged back by Gayle's equaliser on Saturday, denting their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, saying: ''Will we appeal? I am fed up with appealing."

But the Hammers did decide to appeal - joint-chairman David Gold tweeting: " Disappointing decision by Mark Clattenburg to red card Kouyate which we will be appealing. We must give referee's more TV replay help. dg" - and it has proved a fruitful call.

Kouyate's three-match suspension has been withdrawn, meaning he is eligible for Saturday's clash with Arsenal.

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