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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Man Utd win appeal over erroneous Fabio booking

Manchester United have won their appeal against Fabio da Silva's booking at Barnsley after referee Chris Foy mistakenly showed a yellow card to his twin brother Rafael.

The Reds won their Carling Cup tie at the Championship club 2-0 but appealed to the FA after Foy wrongly identified Fabio as the perpetrator of a foul.

The FA confirmed the booking will be removed from Fabio's record and applied to Rafael insstead.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "I had no idea. It was the players who picked up on it. I think it's right to appeal the decision. If we get to January and Fabio reaches five bookings [and receives a subsequent suspension] because of this incident then we'd feel a bit aggrieved."

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