Huddlestone red card overturned

  • Last Updated: September 4 2012, 16:38 BST

Tom Huddlestone has won his fight to get his red card in Tottenham's Barclays Premier League game against Norwich rescinded.

Tom Huddlestone: Wins his appeal against Norwich red card

The Football Association announced midfielder Huddlestone's claim for wrongful dismissal in Saturday's 1-1 draw had been upheld and withdrew his three-match ban.

Spurs contested the straight red card shown to the 25-year-old by referee Mark Halsey for a tackle on Jonny Howson late in the game.

Saturday was Huddlestone's first appearance for more than a year after he came off the bench at White Hart Lane.

The midfielder has been plagued by ankle problems and a loan move to Stoke broke down over concerns about a medical.

His bid to prove his fitness would not have been helped by a suspension that would have included games against Reading and QPR, and a Capital One Cup clash at Carlisle.