Robinson wins red appeal

40th minute: Paul Robinson reacts to being sent-off by Rob Styles.
Image: Robinson has seen his red card overturned

West Brom defender Paul Robinson has won his appeal against the red card he received against Man Utd.

Baggies defender has three-game ban overturned

West Brom defender Paul Robinson has won his appeal against the red card he received in Tuesday night's 5-0 thrashing by Manchester United. The full-back was given his marching orders for the ninth time in his career with referee Rob Styles brandishing a straight red after a sliding challenge on Park Ji-sung. United were leading 1-0 when Robinson was dismissed in the 40th minute, with the Baggies unable to hold out with 10 men and conceding four further goals. Robinson and his Baggies colleagues were left dumbfounded by the decision and the club launched an appeal against the dismissal and subsequent three-game ban. The Football Association have now viewed television replays of the incident and decided that the decision should be overturned. Pictures of the clash showed that while Robinson slid into the challenge with Park, his feet did not leave the ground before making contact with the United midfielder. Robinson will now be available for selection to Tony Mowbray for Saturday's crunch clash against Hull City at the KC Stadium.


Mowbray was delighted to see the Styles' verdict overturned and insisted there was never any malice in the tackle. He told Sky Sports News: "I think it's good for the English game when there are people who sit on panels and make a judgement in the cold light of day. "You've got to understand the player. I work with him every day, he tackles like that every day in training with my own players, never mind the opposition. "I know he didn't want to hurt the boy (Park), I know he wasn't reckless. "I have my own views, I've got to be careful sometimes straight after games, but I was pretty sure in my own mind Mr Styles got that wrong."

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