Date: 15th January 2013 at 4:26pm
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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has succeeded in his appeal to have his red card from Sunday`s game against Arsenal overturned. Kompany was sent off by referee Mike Dean in the 76th minute for a challenge on Jack Wilshere. The rules of the game say a tackle that is “reckless” or executed with “brutal or excessive force.” At the time Mike Dean considered that Kompany had, having already sent Laurent Koscielny off for a professional foul in the tenth minute.

City lodged an appeal yesterday afternoon that the F.A. have accepted. As a result, Kompany`s red card is overturned and he will serve no suspension. An F.A. statement said:

An Independent Regulatory Commission has today upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal regarding Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany. The defender was dismissed for serious foul play during his side’s match against Arsenal on Sunday 13 January 2013. As a result, Kompany’s three-match suspension has been withdrawn with immediate effect.’

Laurent Koscielny will serve a one match ban on Wednesday night against Swansea City in the F.A. Cup.