Football Association reversed the punishment handed out by referee Mike Jones for a challenge in the first-half of their 2-0 win away at the League Two outfit
Stoke City’s appeal against the red card handed to Rory Delap in their 2-0 FA win against Crawley Town has been successful.
The FA have announced the three-game punishment initially handed to the midfielder, for his first-half challenge, has been scrapped, freeing him up to play against Swansea in the Premier League at the weekend.
Delap was sent off after just 17 minutes for a challenge deemed reckless by referee Mike Jones, causing Stoke boss Tony Pulis to criticise the decision.
Pulis’ side face a tricky quarter-final trip to face Liverpool in the FA Cup following their win against the League Two outfit.