FA confirms successful Tottenham red card appeal

The Football Association has confirmed that Tottenham’s appeal against Younes Kaboul’s red card in their 4-0 loss to Chelsea last weekend was successful, the Mirror reports.

Referee Michael Oliver sent Kaboul off after a last man tackle on Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o, but it has now been rescinded by the FA.

This means the 28-year-old defender can now participate in the weekend’s north London derby clash against Arsenal.

The Frenchman was the second Tottenham player in six weeks to have a red card appeal successful, Danny Rose was the other player when he received his marching orders against Manchester City back in January.

The FA have also haven’t handed referee Oliver a Premier League fixture the coming weekend.

An FA statement said: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, a claim of wrongful dismissal concerning Tottenham Hotspur’s Younes Kaboul was upheld.

“Kaboul was dismissed for denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity during the game against Chelsea on 8 March 2014. The player’s one-match suspension has therefore been withdrawn with immediate effect.”

Spurs currently trail fourth place Manchester City by four points, but the Citizens have a massive three games in hand on the Lilywhites.