Ibrahim Afellay: Stoke winger has ban reduced to two games

Ibrahim Afellay
Ibrahim Afellay joined Stoke from Barcelona in the summer

Stoke winger Ibrahim Afellay has had his suspension for a red card reduced from three games to two on appeal.

Afellay, 29, was dismissed for violent conduct in Stoke's 1-0 defeat by West Brom after slapping Craig Gardner following a challenge.

Englishman Gardner flicked a hand at the face of Dutchman Afellay, for which he received a yellow card.

Afellay has started all four Premier League matches for Stoke after joining from Barcelona in the summer.