Stoke defender Rory Delap's appeal against the red card picked up in last weekend's FA Cup win over Crawley has been upheld, it was confirmed today.
Delap was given his marching orders in the first half of Sunday's 2-0 win after sliding in on Crawley's David Hunt. However Stoke boss Tony Pulis was angered by the dismissal and the club swiftly lodged an appeal which was duly upheld.
"Stoke City's Rory Delap has had his claim for wrongful dismissal upheld," an FA statement read. "As a result, the three-match suspension handed to him has been withdrawn with immediate effect."