The Spaniard is lucky to get away with his error in judgment…
West Ham goalkeeper Adrian will not have to serve a one match ban after having his red card against Southampton rescinded, the FA has confirmed.
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The English football governing body announced that the Spaniard was cleared by the Independent Regulatory Commissions, and that an appeal from the Hammers for wrongful dismissal had been successful.
Adrian was given his marching orders after 60 minutes against Southampton, with the shot-stopper handling the ball outside the area whilst trying to wrestle it away from Sadio Mane.
The keeper attempted to turn away from the Saints man after mis-controlling the ball, and when falling to do so he caught it with his arm.
Referee Craig Pawson issued a straight red, with Adrian deemed to have denied a clear goalscoring opportunity.
The news means Adrian will be able to feature, if selected, against West Brom this weekend in the FA Cup.
The FA also announced that West Ham would be charged for failing to control their players, saying in a statement: “West Ham have been charged by The FA for failing to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion in or around the 61st minute of this game.”