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Newcastle's Beye wins red card appeal

Newcastle defender Habib Beye's appeal against his red card had been successful.

A Football Association regulatory commission had overturned referee Rob Styles' decision to send off the Senegal international for a trip on Manchester City's Robinho.

A statement said: "At a regulatory commission hearing, a claim for wrongful dismissal from Newcastle United defender Habib Beye was upheld.

"As a result, Beye's one-match suspension has been withdrawn."

The 31-year-old will now be available for the local derby at Sunderland at the weekend.

He said: "I'm glad I can play against Sunderland because you enjoy playing in derbies - games like this are why you are a footballer.

"I'm very happy because I think it was a bad decision. But I can understand because he is human and when you are human, you can make mistakes.

"I got the ball and I could not believe it when he gave the penalty and the red card because I was sure I got the ball.

"You know as a defender when you have got the tackle. When I made that tackle, I was 100% confident I could get the ball."

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