Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini WINS appeal but club charged for failing to control players

Fabricio Coloccini sees red in the Wear-Tyne derby

Fabricio Coloccini sees red in the Wear-Tyne derby

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Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has WON his appeal against the red card he received in the Wear-Tyne derby.

The Argentinian defender was sent off in the 3-0 defeat to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

But the club has been charged for failing to control their players in relation to their reaction to the match referee’s decision

The game was goalless when Coloccini challenged Steven Fletcher in the box in the 45th minute.

Referee Robert Madley awarded a penalty, converted by Adam Johnson, and showed a red card to Coloccini, a decision which left head coach Steve McClaren fuming.

The club swiftly lodged an appeal, claiming it wasn't a red card offence and that he was wrongly dismissed, and the Football Association have this afternoon confirmed it has been successful.

It means Coloccini is now available for selection for Saturday's home game against Stoke City.

An FA statement said: "An Independent Regulatory Commission found that the match referee had made an obvious error in dismissing the Newcastle United defender for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity during the game against Sunderland on Sunday 25 October 2015.

"Newcastle United have been charged for failing to control their players in relation to their reaction to the match referee’s decision.

"The club have until 6pm on 30 October 2015 to respond to the charge."