Jannik Vestergaard red card against Leicester rescinded

Jannik Vestergaard red card against Leicester rescinded

Southampton has received a timely boost ahead of their weekend clash with Liverpool after the Premier league rescinded Jannik Vestergaard's red card.

Vestergaard was sent off in the tenth minute in their last game against Leicester City when he brought down Jamie Vardy, despite replays showing the defender got a touch on the ball first.

The decision has now been overturned and instead of serving a one-match ban, the Dane will now be available to face Liverpool at the weekend.

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 goal-scoring opportunity during the Premier League fixture against Leicester City FC on Friday 30 April 2021.”

The team fought to a 1-1 draw in the tie despite the earlier setback with his presence expected to be a huge boost for the side who are currently placed 15th on the log.

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