Aston Villa have been successful in their pursuit of having Chris Herd's red card rescinded.

The Australian utility was sent off in the 35th minute of Saturday's 2-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park for kicking out at Jonas Olsson with many from the Villa camp believing the penalty was way too harsh.

The West Midlands club decided to contest the sanction, which was an automatic three-match ban, and have come away with positive news for 22-year old Herd.

"Aston Villa's Chris Herd has had his claim for wrongful dismissal upheld," read a statement on the FA's official website.

"As a result, the three-match suspension handed to him has been withdrawn."

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