FA Cup: Football Association overturn midfielder Roberto Pereyra's red card after successful appeal from Watford

  • Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra's red card in their 3-3 FA Cup third round draw against Tranmere Rovers has been overturned by the Football Association

  • Pereyra was shown a straight red card for what appeared to be an innocuous-looking tackle on Tranmere’s Kieron Morris last Saturday, resulting in an automatic three-match suspension

  • However, Watford were successful in their claim of wrongful dismissal and the 29-year-old Argentine will be available for selection starting with their Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Sunday

Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra's red card in their 3-3 FA Cup third round draw against Tranmere Rovers has been overturned by the Football Association (FA), English soccer's governing body said on Tuesday.

 FA Cup: Football Association overturn midfielder Roberto Pereyras red card after successful appeal from Watford

File image of Roberto Pereyra. Reuters

Pereyra was shown a straight red card for what appeared to be an innocuous-looking tackle on Tranmere’s Kieron Morris last Saturday, resulting in an automatic three-match suspension.

However, Watford were successful in their claim of wrongful dismissal and the 29-year-old Argentine will be available for selection starting with their Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Watford then face Tranmere at Prenton Park in a replay of their FA Cup clash later this month.

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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2020 09:22:03 IST