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Swansea head coach Carlos Carvalhal has received a welcome boost with
the news that Leroy Fer's red card against Wolves has been rescinded by
the Football Association.
Saturday's FA Cup third-round clash at Molineux ended in a goalless
draw, although there was some drama in the form of dismissals for both
Ruben Vinagre was sent off for the hosts in the 40th minute and Fer
followed suit on 67 minutes for a challenge on Helder Costa, which had
been deemed as violent conduct by referee Anthony Taylor.
The Swans lodged an appeal with the FA as they felt the decision to
produce a red card was harsh and potentially costly for Carvalhal, who
would have to do without the 28-year-old midfielder for the replay, as
well as crucial Premier League games against Newcastle and Liverpool.
However, Fer is in contention for those three fixtures after English
football's governing body overturned his sending-off in the Black
"Leroy Fer will be available for Swansea's next three games after an
independent regulatory commission accepted that he was wrongly dismissed
for violent conduct against Wolves on Saturday January 6," an FA