Son Heung-min will be available for Tottenham's next three matches after the FA upheld the club's appeal against the red card he was shown on Sunday evening during the 1-1 draw with Everton.
The South Korea forward was dismissed for his part in an incident which left Andre Gomes with a severe ankle injury; the Everton midfielder's foot getting caught in the turf as a combination of Son's reckless tackle from behind and Serge Aurier's follow-up seriously damaged his lower leg.
[1/2] Heung-min Son will be available for Tottenham Hotspur FC’s next three domestic fixtures after an independent Regulatory Commission upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal. pic.twitter.com/Amrs3emZWK— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) November 5, 2019
Referee Martin Atkinson looked to be pulling out a yellow card for Son's challenge before realising the severity of Gomes' injury, at which point he sent off the Spurs man.
Some former Premier League referees came to Atkinson's defence after his flip-flop, with Peter Walton telling The Times:
[2/2] The forward was sent off for serious foul play during the Premier League fixture against Everton FC on Sunday 3 November 2019.— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) November 5, 2019