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Vydra wins red-card appeal

10 October 2012

Matej Vydra's red card against Middlesbrough last weekend has been rescinded after Watford won their appeal.

The striker was given his marching orders just before half-time in the Vicarage Road clash when referee Steve Rushton adjudged him to have stamped on Nicky Bailey, with the hosts going on to lose 2-1.

Both Hornets manager Gianfranco Zola and Boro counterpart Tony Mowbray felt the decision was harsh, with Watford duly lodging an appeal on Monday.

That appeal has now been upheld and Vydra's proposed three-match ban will no longer apply, making him available for the home clash against Peterborough on October 20 when Championship action resumes after the international break.

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