Vestergaard red card overturned on appeal


Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard will now be available for Saturday's trip to Liverpool after the club successfully appealed the red card he received against Leicester City.

Vestergaard was dismissed inside the opening 10 minutes at St Mary's, having been judged to have denied Jamie Vardy an obvious goalscoring opportunity.

Following an appeal process and a review by an independent regulatory commission at the Football Association, the card and subsequent suspension have now been rescinded.

A statement from The FA read as follows: "An independent Regulatory Commission has removed Jannik Vestergaard’s one-match suspension following a successful claim of wrongful dismissal.

"The Southampton FC defender was dismissed for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity during the Premier League fixture against Leicester City FC on Friday 30 April 2021."