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Kaboul red appeal successful

Tottenham's appeal against the red card shown to Younes Kaboul has been successful, the Football Association have confirmed.

The central defender's one-match suspension, which would have seen him miss the north London derby with Arsenal, has now been overturned.

The 28-year-old was shown a red card by referee Michael Oliver for a foul on Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, which led to a penalty, from which Eden Hazard scored the second of the Blues' four goals.

It was just one of many negatives during what was a woeful and error-strewn display from the Spurs players, who were publicly criticised afterwards by manager Tim Sherwood.

However, the overturning of Kaboul's dismissal, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Tuesday, will be a boost for Sherwood, who would have been short of defensive cover for the game with Arsenal at White Hart Lane without the Frenchman.

Spurs are currently without Vlad Chiriches, who is sidelined with a back injury, while fellow centre-back Michael Dawson was forced off in the game at Stamford Bridge.