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Jermain Beckford: Has won his appeal against red card at Brighton

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Jermaine Beckford has had his red card during Leicester's 1-0 defeat by Brighton and Hove Albion overturned by the FA.

The Foxes forward was given a straight red after 53 minutes on Saturday following a tackle on Lewis Dunk, which resulted in the players exchanging words.

His automatic three-match ban has now been rescinded meaning he is available for crucial league ties with Cardiff and Watford as well as the FA Cup fifth round clash with Norwich.

The news will come as a major boost to Leicester as they look to push on during the remainder of the season from their current position of 13th in the Championship.