Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett successfully appeal against red cards

By dsguser
06 December 2016

Newcastle duo Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett have had their suspensions withdrawn after being sent off in Friday's defeat to Nottingham Forest.

The decision comes as the pair's wrongful dismissal claims in the Championship leaders' 2-1 loss at the City Ground were successful following a Football Association Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

Shelvey was sent off in the 33rd minute for violent conduct for apparently kicking out at Henri Lansbury's face when both men were prone on the turf in the penalty area after challenging for the ball.

Lansbury was also inadvertently involved in Dummett's dismissal on the stroke of half-time when the midfielder was through on goal, only to be brought down by the defender.

An FA statement read: " Both Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett have had their suspensions withdrawn with immediate effect after their wrongful dismissal claims were successful following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

"The Newcastle United pair were dismissed for violent conduct and denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity respectively during the game against Nottingham Forest on 2 December 2016."

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