Boateng ban overturned

Hull City midfielder George Boateng has succeeded in an appeal against his dismissal against Blackburn and his three-match ban has been withdrawn, the FA said on Friday.

The Dutchman was sent off for what the referee saw as use of the elbow on Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen as both players challenged for an aerial ball in Wednesday's game at Ewood Park.

Both players suffered head injuries in the challenge - which TV appeared to show came from a clash of heads.

"I'm pleased with news - it's been a good week but finished badly with the red card," Boateng told Sky Sports News.

"We had a look at the video from the referee's angle and you could see my arm was raised but it didn't make any contact and we felt we had a good case."