LONDON: Tottenham have appealed successfully against the red card shown to Son Heung-min for a tackle that led to Everton midfielder Andre Gomes breaking his ankle at the weekend.
Spurs’ South Korean forward has thus been cleared to in his side’s next three games by the FA.
Gomes broke his right ankle in the second half of Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Goodison Park when he landed off balance at speed after the tackle from Son and then collided with Spurs full back Serge Aurier.
Referee Martin Atkinson initially showed a yellow card but then produced a red card – an automatic three-match ban – after a VAR intervention, with the Premier League stating Son had endangered Gomes’ safety with his initial challenge.
An FA statement said: “Son Heung-min will be available for Tottenham Hotspur FC’s next three domestic fixtures after an independent Regulatory Commission upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal.”
Portugal international Gomes had surgery on Monday, and Everton said afterwards he was expected to make a full recovery.
Spurs’ next domestic fixture is a Premier League home game on Saturday against Sheffield United.