Jack Rodwell's appeal against his controversial red card in last weekend's Merseyside derby has been upheld and he will not serve a ban.
The 20-year-old Everton midfielder was sent off by the referee, Martin Atkinson, in the 23rd minute for a challenge on Luis Suárez which appeared neither dangerous nor reckless.
Everton lodged a claim for wrongful dismissal with the Football Association and the governing body's appeals panel have upheld that claim. The decision means Rodwell's three-match suspension has been withdrawn.
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