Stoke have successfully appealed the red card shown to midfielder Steve N'Zonzi in the 3-3 draw with Saints.

N'Zonzi was sent off by referee Mark Clattenburg for serious foul play, following a late tackle on Jack Cork in the closing stages of the game at the Britannia Stadium last Saturday.

Although he caught the Saints player with the knee of his trailing leg, replays suggested it was a harsh decision.

Stoke confirmed on the evening of the match that they had appealed the card and the subsequent three-match ban, with the Football Association announcing that their claim of wrongful dismissal had been upheld.