Premier League champions Manchester City won their appeal on Tuesday against the red card handed out to captain Vincent Kompany during a 2-0 win away to Arsenal last weekend. The decision by an independent FA regulatory commission overturned a three-game ban for the Belgium international that would have started with this week's match against Fulham.
Kompany was dismissed 15 minutes from time by referee Mike Dean at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday for using excessive force in tackling Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, despite getting to the ball first.
‘Real give jose slack’
Madrid: Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova made a tacit dig Tuesday at his Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho by claiming that if Barca were 18 points behind their fierce rivals as Real are, he would be out of a job. “If the situation was the reverse, I would not be here to answer that question,” said Vila-nova, whose side are at the top of La Liga.