Stoke have won their appeal against the red card Geoff Cameron received against West Brom on Saturday.
The decision means the player will now be available to face Liverpool in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at the Britannia.
City boss Mark Hughes said in his post-match interviews following the 2-1 defeat at The Hawthorns that it “was likely” the club would contest the decision and try to get the dismissal rescinded.
Cameron was facing a three-match suspension after being sent off for violent conduct after pushing West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob in the back of the neck.
Our Ref Review on Monday criticised the decision to send Cameron off, while controversial decisions in the matches at Upton Park, the King Power Stadium and Old Trafford were also discussed.
But the Potters announced on Monday they were appealing, and a subsequent statement from the Football Association said: “Geoff Cameron has had his three-match suspension withdrawn with immediate effect after his wrongful dismissal claim was successful.
“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.”