Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Nzonzi wins red card appeal

Nzonzi wins red card appeal

Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi has won his appeal against the red card he received against Southampton.

Nzonzi, 24, was given his marching orders by referee Mark Clattenburg for an alleged stamp on Saints midfielder Jack Cork, in Stoke`s 3-3 draw at the Britannia Stadium on the 29th December.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis told BBC Sport: 'Whether the reaction of Cork, who is a good player and a good lad, has influenced Mark, I'm not sure, but Steven certainly doesn't stamp on the player. There was no intent. He's actually planted his leg between his legs, which was quite clever.'

The Potters appealed the sending off immediately, claiming wrongful dismissal.

The appeal was upheld by the independent regulatory commission and the three match suspension which Nzonzi was about to serve has been withdrawn.

The Frenchman is now available for Stoke`s F.A. Cup fixture against Crystal Palace at the weekend (6th January).



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Lloyd Reddin
Date:Thursday January 3 2013
Time: 7:20PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stoke v Rochdale - Follow On Twitter - 23-8-17

Stoke are at the Bet365 Stadium with Rochdale the visitors today, this will be an 8pm kick-off.

Fletcher Gets Scotland Call (23/8/17)

Darren Fletcher has been called up by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for the coming international break.

Safe Standing - The Time For You To Act Is Now!

The EFL supports safe standing, the FA chairman wants it and the EPL clubs are discussing it. After many years of campaigning, we are almost at the point where...

Officials - Stoke v Rochdale (23/8/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the EFL Cup tie between Stoke City and Rochdale this Wednesday.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

League Cup - Stoke City v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Stoke win100%
Rochdale win0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Kentstokie1
The Vital Football Members League