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Norwich's Johnson has red card thrown out, Newcastle's Remy cops ban

Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson has had his red card from Tuesday night rescinded.

Johnson was sent off in the 82nd minute of the Canaries' 0-0 draw with Newcastle United at Carrow Road after he was involved in an incident with Magpies striker Loic Remy.

Johnson was facing a three-match ban for the straight red, which came for a push and shove match with Remy, but he has been cleared after a wrongful dismissal appeal.

However, Frenchman Remy's sanction will stand meaning he will miss this weekend's Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland.

"An Independent Regulatory Commission heard two claims of wrongful dismissal today both in relation to the Norwich City versus Newcastle United game on Tuesday," read a FA statement.

"The claim involving Norwich's Bradley Johnson was upheld meaning his three-match suspension is withdrawn.

"The claim involving Newcastle's Loic Remy was dismissed therefore his three-match suspension remains with immediate effect.

"Both players had been dismissed for violent conduct."

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