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Watford's Pereyra avoids ban after club win FA Cup red card appeal

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Cup - Third Round - Watford v Tranmere Rovers - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - January 4, 2020 Watford's Roberto Pereyra celebrates scoring their third goal Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/File Photo

(Reuters) - Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra's red card in their 3-3 FA Cup third round draw against Tranmere Rovers has been overturned by the Football Association (FA), English soccer's governing body said here on Tuesday.

Pereyra was shown a straight red card for what appeared to be an innocuous-looking tackle on Tranmere’s Kieron Morris last Saturday, resulting in an automatic three-match suspension.

However Watford were successful in their claim of wrongful dismissal and the 29-year-old Argentine will be available for selection starting with their Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Watford then face Tranmere at Prenton Park in a replay of their FA Cup clash later this month.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis