Routledge wins red card appeal

2nd January 2015


Swansea City have won their appeal against the red card shown to Wayne Routledge in last night's Barclays Premier League clash at QPR.


Routledge was shown a straight red by referee Anthony Taylor on the advice of his linesman for "violent conduct" after reacting to a dangerous tackle from Karl Henry four minutes from time.


Henry was booked for the challenge and Taylor looked set to resume the game, which finished 1-1 courtesy of a late Wilfried Bony equaliser, until the linesman intervened and claimed Routledge kicked out at Henry.


It's the second red card Swansea have had rescinded by the FA this season on appeal after Federico Fernandez saw his dismissal against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup overturned.


It means the winger escapes an automatic three-match ban and is now free to play in Saturday's third round FA Cup tie at Tranmere (3pm).