Fabian Balbuena’s controversial crimson card in West Ham’s 1-Zero defeat to Chelsea has been overturned, the membership have confirmed.
The Hammers defender by chance related with Ben Chilwell’s foot after clearing the ball within the latter phases of the match on Saturday.
And after checking the VAR pitchside monitor, referee Chris Kavanagh gave Balbuena his marching orders with 9 minutes left to play.
Nonetheless, the choice has been overturned and Balbuena can be out there for West Ham’s Premier League conflict with Everton this weekend.
A Hammers assertion stated: “West Ham United can affirm that Fabián Balbuena’s crimson card in Saturday’s Premier League fixture in opposition to Chelsea has been overturned on attraction.
“The defender will now be eligible for the Hammers’ journey to Burnley on Financial institution Vacation Monday, three Could.”
It added: “The attraction in opposition to Balbuena’s crimson card was reviewed by an unbiased regulatory fee on Tuesday on the Soccer Affiliation and, following this course of, the defender’s suspension has been rescinded and lifted with rapid impact.”
In his post-match press convention, David Moyes slammed the choice to ship Balbuena off.
He advised talkSPORT: “Properly I don’t suppose it’s a crimson card as a result of I don’t know the place Fabby can stick his leg.
“He clears the ball, he has to comply with by means of and he has to plant his foot someplace. So I don’t suppose for a minute he tried to plant it within the boy’s leg.
“After which there was a really related incident shortly after the place Vladimir Coufal clears it and once more, it’s [Antonio] Rudiger and you’d count on them to e book Vladimir or ship him off as properly.
“So there isn’t a consistency to it.”