Swansea's Routledge has red card overturned

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Swansea, Wales (SportsNetwork.com) - Swansea City winger Wayne Routlegde had his red card rescinded by the English Football Association on Friday.

Routledge was given his marching orders via a straight red card in Thursday's 1-1 draw against Queens Park Rangers and faced a three-match suspension for his reaction to a late challenge from QPR's Karl Kenry.

But English football's governing body revealed that the 29-year-old will no longer serve that three-game ban.

"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Friday 2 January 2015, Swansea City's Wayne Routledge has had his claim for wrongful dismissal upheld.

"Routledge was dismissed during his side's 1-1 draw against Queens Park Rangers on New Year's Day for violent conduct.

"The three-match suspension has therefore been withdrawn with immediate effect."

As a result of the decision, Routledge will be available to face League Two side Tranmere Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.