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May 12, 2019 at 3pm UK
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Jose Holebas cleared to play in FA Cup final after red card rescinded

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The full-back was sent off during defeat to West Ham on Sunday.
PA | 5mo

Watford defender Jose Holebas is available for Saturday's FA Cup final after his red card against West Ham was rescinded.

The 34-year-old was sent off in the 4-1 defeat in Watford's last Premier League game of the season after it was deemed he has pulled back Michail Antonio as the Hammers forward ran through on goal.

Hornets head coach Javi Gracia said after the game that the club would definitely appeal and the Football Association announced on Monday afternoon that they had succeeded in having the sending off overturned.

"An Independent Regulatory Commission has today [13/05/2019] upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal regarding José Holebas," an FA statement read.

"The Watford player was sent off against West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday [12/05/2019] for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity."

Watford take on Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley in the FA Cup final having lost four of their last six league games.

Jose Holebas (left) has earned a reputation as a tough-tackling full-back since joining Watford. (Mark Kerton/PA)

Greece international defender Holebas was sent off in the 48th minute against West Ham and sat distraught on the pitch before removing his shirt as he slowly made his way down the tunnel.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Gracia called for the decision of referee Chris Kavanagh to be overturned.

Asked if the club would appeal, Gracia replied: "For sure. I kept the same attitude during all of the season and I don't want to change at the last one.

"I prefer to be respectful to the referees decision and I prefer at this moment to not say what I am thinking about that.

"In my opinion, I can't believe one player will miss the final for that contact, I can't believe it.

"Maybe it is a foul, soft foul, light foul but I can be angry with that decision.

"In this moment it is difficult to accept knowing you have an important game next week."

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool88002061424
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
3Arsenal84311311215
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
5Chelsea84221814414
6Crystal Palace842288014
7Burnley8332119212
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
10Bournemouth83231313011
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
17Southampton8215815-77
18Everton8215613-77
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