Wigan Athletic win appeal over Conor Sammon red card

Conor Sammon
Sammon joined Wigan from Kilmarnock in January 2011

Wigan have won their appeal against Conor Sammon's red card in their defeat to Manchester United on Boxing Day.

The striker was shown a straight red after clashing with Michael Carrick in the first half at Old Trafford.

The successful appeal means 25-year-old Sammon is now available to face Stoke on Saturday.

Manager Roberto Martinez said: "Conor did nothing wrong. You need to accept punishment when you do something wrong but this is a normal phase of play."

Wigan were losing 1-0 when Sammon was sent off by Phil Dowd for catching Carrick in the face with a flailing arm. The Latics were eventually beaten 5-0 by the Reds.