Derek McInnes dugout ban reduced on appeal
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St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes has successfully appealed against a four-match touchline ban.
Instead, the Saints boss will watch two games from the stand as punishment for straying from his technical area during a match at Tannadice last season.
McInnes was banished from the dugout by referee Mike Tumilty for disputing a United goal.
The ban begins at Motherwell on 17 September and continues against St Mirren in the League Cup.
McInnes was dismissed as his side argued that Johnny Russell's opening goal was offside. St Johnstone defender Steven Anderson had earlier been controversially sent off.
McInnes said after the match: "The fourth official said I crossed the technical area. The referee and the fourth official now accept all I was trying to do was defuse the situation."