FA rescinds Gibson, Cole red cards

December 27, 2012
By Press Association

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson and West Ham striker Carlton Cole have both seen their red cards during last Saturday's clash at Upton Park overturned following successful appeals.

Gibson was dismissed by referee Anthony Taylor for a high challenge on Mark Noble in the Toffees' 2-1 win, while Cole was ordered off for a tackle on Everton's England full back Leighton Baines.

Both players will now see potential three-match suspensions written off.

Everton lodged their appeal with the Football Association on Christmas Eve, meaning Gibson was able to face Wigan on Boxing Day.

Cole will be available for West Ham's Premier League match against Reading on Saturday.

Cole wrote on Twitter: "Great news that the red card got overturned, @FA done a great job. Well done! Time to make all the aggro worth it on Saturday if selected!"