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Mohamed Elneny has his red card overturned

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The smart choice was made, eventually.

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As we all saw, Mohamed Elneny was sent off against Southampton on Sunday for...reasons? The given reason was this shove, but as shoves go that was relatively minor, so I’m thinking he probably said something to the referee that the ref didn’t care for, and Andre Marriner reached straight into his back pocket as a result. It didn’t seem warranted at the time, and the more I watched it, the less sense it made.

Well, the wheels of justice have turned ever so inexorably, and cooler heads appear to have prevailed at FA headquarters following a review. It was announced today that Elneny’s red card has in fact been overturned, and he will thus not be suspended for the next three league games, which given the other exit from that game and the resulting news that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is gone for the season, is a big relief, available-player wise.