Wigan defender Jordi Gomez wins Sunderland red card appeal

Wigan's Jordi Gomez is sent off for this challenge on Danny Rose during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Wigan Athletic at the Stadium of Light
Wigan's Jordi Gomez is sent off for this challenge on Danny Rose during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Wigan Athletic at the Stadium of Light
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WIGAN midfielder Jordi Gomez has won his appeal against a three-match suspension imposed for his sending off in his side’s 1-0 defeat by Sunderland at the weekend.

Gomez was shown a straight red card for serious foul play just two minutes into the second half on Saturday after a lunge at defender Danny Rose.

The Spaniard was set to miss out in the Latics’ three fixtures this month as a result but a regulatory commission upheld Gomez’s claim for wrongful dismissal, the Football Association confirmed today.

He will therefore be available for Wigan’s home clash against Everton at the weekend - news which was welcomed by Roberto Martinez.

“It does not bring back the time lost when Jordi had to leave the field but I am delighted that we can draw a line under this incident and that Jordi is available for us on Saturday,” said the Wigan boss on the club’s official website.

Wigan’s defeat at the Stadium of Light saw Steven Fletcher fire Sunderland to their first Barclays Premier League victory of the season.