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Kaboul wins red card appeal

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Younes Kaboul was sent off for hauling down Samuel Eto'o in the box against Chelsea © Getty Images
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Younes Kaboul will be available for Saturday's north London derby against Arsenal at White Hart Lane after the FA rescinded the red card he received in Tottenham's 4-0 defeat to Chelsea.

The defender was sent off for hauling down Samuel Eto'o in the box in the 59th-minute of the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard scored the penalty, leaving Spurs two goals and a man down.

A statement on the FA's website read: "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, a claim of wrongful dismissal concerning Tottenham Hotspur's Younes Kaboul was upheld.

"Kaboul was dismissed for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity during the game against Chelsea on 8 March 2014.

"The player's one-match suspension has therefore been withdrawn with immediate effect."

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