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Stoke defender Geoff Cameron is free to face Liverpool in Tuesday’s League Cup semifinal first leg after winning his appeal against a red card.

United States international Cameron was facing a three-match suspension having been sent off for violent conduct by referee Lee Mason after pushing Claudio Yacob in the back of the neck during Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at West Bromwich Albion. But Stoke announced on Monday they were appealing, and a subsequent statement from the Football Association said:

“Geoff Cameron has had his three-match suspension withdrawn with immediate effect after his wrongful dismissal claim was successful.

“An Independent Regulatory Commission found that the match referee had made an obvious error in dismissing the Stoke City player for violent conduct during the game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.”

Cameron is now available to play for Mark Hughes’ side when Liverpool visit the Britannia Stadium for the League Cup semi-final and can also feature in Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at Doncaster and the home Premier League fixture against Norwich.