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Boro striker Gestede successfully appeals red card shown to him during defeat at Norwich

PUBLISHED: 17:41 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:36 07 February 2018

Rudy Gestede is shown a red card which was later ripped up.  
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Rudy Gestede is shown a red card which was later ripped up. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede has won his appeal against the red card he received during his side’s 1-0 defeat at Norwich City on Saturday.

The Boro forward was sent off in the 28th minute of the Championship game at Carrow Road, with the score still 0-0, after lunging into a challenge on City defender Grant Hanley.

Having already been booked for a high tackle on Alex Tettey as well, many felt a second yellow would have sufficed, which would have activated a one-game ban.

After successfully appealing the straight red, Gestede’s three-game suspension has also been rescinded following a Football Association hearing on Tuesday.

A brief statement from the FA said: “Middlesbrough’s Rudy Gestede has successfully appealed his sending off against Norwich City on Saturday.

“An Independent Regulatory Commission agreed it was not serious foul play and, therefore, the player will not serve any suspension.”

• You can watch the incident in the highlights above

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