Stoke's Geoff Cameron can play against Liverpool after winning red card appeal
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 04/01/16 5:04pm
Geoff Cameron will be available for Stoke's Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool after winning an appeal against his sending off at West Brom.
Midfielder Cameron was shown a straight red card for pushing Claudio Yacob in the back of the neck and was facing a three-match ban.
In a statement the FA said: "An Independent Regulatory Commission found that the match referee had made an obvious error in dismissing the Stoke City player for violent conduct during the game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday."
On Sunday, boss Mark Hughes had hinted that they would appeal: "We'll have a look at that and decide whether or not to appeal but I think it's likely.
"It was unfortunate. I thought Geoff reacted to a late challenge on a leg he injured in the first half. It is understandable to a certain extent.
"We weren't too happy with the reaction of the lad Yacob to be perfectly honest. I thought he has gone down with the intention of maybe getting Geoff sent off and unfortunately for us that's what he's able to do."
Cameron is now cleared to play in Stoke's Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday night.