Chelsea have won their appeal against Frank Lampard’s sending off at West Ham last weekend.
The England midfielder was dismissed in the first-half for lashing out at Luis Boa Morte.
Lampard pushed the Portuguese player to the ground and, after referee Peter Walton consulted his assistant, a red card was produced.
But Walton had admitted he dismissed Lampard because his assistant advised him Boa Morte had been hit in the face. Television replays showed this not to be the case and Walton later admitted his error.
The Blues lodged an appeal with the Football Association and now their regulatory commission has upheld the request.
The commission ruled that a “serious and obvious” error had been made in sending off the England international and rescinded the red card.
News of the ban being overturned will anger Middlesbrough, who last week saw a ban for Jeremie Aliadiere extended from three to four matches, after they unsucessfully appealed against the red card he picked up against Liverpool.