Watford's Christian Kabasele wins Tottenham red card appeal
Last Updated: 28/09/18 12:21pm
Christian Kabasele is available for Watford's trip to Arsenal on Saturday after successfully appealing his red card against Tottenham.
Kabasele was dismissed with nine minutes of normal time remaining in their Carabao Cup third-round tie for a foul on Dele Alli inside the box. He had been on the pitch for just four minutes after coming on as a substitute.
Watford conceded two goals in five minutes after Kabasele's sending off but scored an injury-time equaliser, only to lose 4-2 on penalties.
Watford lodged an appeal against the defender's dismissal, which was upheld by the Football Association.
The FA said in a statement: "Christian Kabasele's one-match suspension has been withdrawn with immediate effect after his wrongful dismissal claim was upheld.
"The Watford player had been sent off for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday."
Kabasele has played every minute of Watford's Premier League campaign so far. They won their first four games but Wednesday's Carabao Cup exit extended their winless run to three matches.