Naughton cleared to face Watford after red card is scrapped

Date published: Friday 15th January 2016 5:12

Kyle Naughton: Won his red card appeal.

Kyle Naughton: Won his red card appeal.

Swansea have won their appeal against the red card defender Kyle Naughton received at home to Sunderland on Wednesday night.

Naughton was sent off in the first half of the 4-2 defeat for a challenge on Black Cats midfielder Yann M’Vila, although television replays showed the defender had clearly won the ball.

“Kyle Naughton’s 3-match suspension for serious foul play withdrawn with immediate effect following Independent Regulatory Commission hearing,” the Football Association posted on their official Twitter account on Friday.

“A claim of wrongful dismissal for Naughton in relation to Swansea City’s game against Sunderland on Wednesday 13 January 2016 was upheld.”

Both Curtis and Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce criticised referee Graham Scott’s decision to send off Naughton in what was the Oxfordshire official’s only fourth Barclays Premier League game.

Naughton will now be available for Monday’s home game with Watford and Curtis has a fully-fit squad to choose from as he attempts to win for only the second time as Swansea manager.

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