Watford's Pereyra avoids ban after club win FA Cup red card appeal

FILE PHOTO: FA Cup - Third Round - Watford v Tranmere Rovers
FILE PHOTO: FA Cup - Third Round - Watford v Tranmere Rovers

(Reuters) - Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra's red card in their 3-3 FA Cup third round draw against Tranmere Rovers has been overturned by the Football Association (FA), English soccer's governing body said https://twitter.com/FAspokesperson/status/1214585015473967106 on Tuesday.

Pereyra was shown a straight red card for what appeared to be an innocuous-looking tackle on Tranmere's Kieron Morris last Saturday, resulting in an automatic three-match suspension.

However Watford were successful in their claim of wrongful dismissal and the 29-year-old Argentine will be available for selection starting with their Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Sunday.

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Watford then face Tranmere at Prenton Park in a replay of their FA Cup clash later this month.


(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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