West Ham win Kouyate red card appeal

Cheikhou Kouyate being sent off by Jonathan Moss

Senegal international Cheikhou Kouyate joined West Ham from Anderlecht in 2014

West Ham have won their appeal against Cheikhou Kouyate’s red card in their FA Cup fifth-round win at Blackburn.

Kouyate, 26, was sent off by referee Jonathan Moss for denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity when bringing down Rovers defender Adam Henley during West Ham’s 5-1 win at Ewood Park.

The decision and one-match ban was overturned by an independent FA regulatory commission.

The midfielder can now play against Sunderland on Saturday (12:45 GMT).

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