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Clarets win Marney appeal

29 January 2013

Red card rescinded as midfielder avoids ban

The Clarets have been successful in their appeal against the red card received by Dean Marney against Birmingham City last Saturday.

The midfielder will not now serve a three-match ban and will be available to face Peterborough United at London Road next weekend.

Marney was sent off by referee Darren Drysdale for a challenge on Paul Robinson an hour into the game at Turf Moor.

Having come from behind to take the initiative, the ten-man Clarets went on to lose 2-1 to a last-minute goal from Birmingham striker Marlon King.

Manager Sean Dyche was unhappy with the decision as Marney became the third player to be sent off in his 17 games in charge following contentious dismissals for Kieran Trippier and Brian Stock. 

And his determination to lodge an appeal was rewarded by the verdict of the FA’s disciplinary department which rescinded the red card and cleared Marney's record.

“It does not stop us being aggrieved at the decision, which clearly affected the outcome of the game when we looked good value to go on and get the three points, and I don’t feel we have had a fair share of decisions go our way,” Dyche told Burnley’s official website.

“But on this occasion the appeal decision has been a positive one for us and rightly so.

“I made it clear how I felt at the time, and after watching the incident again, and that view has been totally vindicated.

“We put our faith in pursuing the matter through the right channels and we are pleased that the process has gone in our favour.

“We are thankful that we have got a good player available to us to go forward and it’s on to the next game to try and compete for another three points at Peterborough.”

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