Southampton win Sadio Mane appeal for red card at Stoke City

Southampton have won their appeal against the red card shown to Sadio Mane during Saturday's 2-1 Premier League victory at Stoke.

Referee Lee Mason gave the forward a straight red card during the first minute of second-half stoppage time when he caught Stoke's Erik Pieters in mid-air having mistimed a jump to challenge for the ball.

A statement released by the Football Association confirmed the card had been rescinded and the player would not face a three-match ban.

It 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."

Mane's red card was Southampton's sixth of the season, the highest total for any Premier League team.