16 Jan 2013

Kompany cleared of red card

5:57 am on 16 January 2013

The Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has won his appeal for wrongful dismissal in last weekend's league win at Arsenal.

The Belgian was shown a straight red card by referee Mike Dean in the 75th minute for what was deemed a two-footed lunge on Jack Wilshire.

Second-placed City, who won 2-0 at the Emirates, trail leaders Manchester United by seven points.