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Southampton succeed in Mane red card appeal

Southampton have won their appeal over the red card shown to Sadio Mane on the weekend.

The Senegalese winger was sent off for a mistimed aerial challenge on Stoke City defender Erik Pieters in his side's 2-1 win at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

The Saints opted to appeal the three-match sanction that came with the straight red as they felt Mane had his eyes on the ball and have since been successful in doing so.

A statement from the FA read: "An Independent Regulatory Commission has today (Tuesday 15 March 2016) upheld a wrongful dismissal claim in relation to Southampton's Sadio Mane.

"The forward, who was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Stoke City on Saturday (12 March 2016), will therefore not serve any suspension."

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