04.01.2017 17:49 h

West Ham win Feghouli appeal against red card

Sofiane Feghouli can play in West Ham's FA Cup clash with Manchester City on Friday after the club won their appeal against his controversial sending-off against Manchester United.

The 27-year-old Algerian international winger was given a straight red card by referee Mike Dean for a tackle on Phil Jones after just quarter of an hour of Monday's Premier League match.

United ended up scoring two second-half goals to win 2-0.

"I have just received a call to confirm Sofiane will not be required to serve a three-match suspension and is eligible to play Friday," tweeted West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady on Wednesday.

Feghouli, who was making his first Premier League start since joining West Ham from Spanish side Valencia on a free transfer last summer, will also be free to play in the Premier League matches against strugglers Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough.

Dean will now be in the spotlight when he takes charge of the live televised FA Cup third-round tie between Spurs and Aston Villa on Sunday.