Sheffield Wednesday win appeal over Barry Bannan’s red card

Sheffield Wednesday captain Barry Bannan has been cleared to face Millwall on Saturday after his red card at Bristol City was successfully overturned.

Bannan was sent off 32 minutes into the Ashton Gate game for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity with his foul on Jason Knight just outside the penalty area.

Bannan's manager, Danny Rohl, argued it was anything but, with two covering defenders in the picture.

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Although referee Lewis Smith disagreed, the Owls have successfully persuaded a Football Association disciplinary panel to overturn the decision, leaving the midfielder free to face the Lions in new manager Joe Edwards' first game in charge of them, at Hillsborough on Saturday.

Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Last week's game was at 0-0 when Bannan was dismissed, but the Robins went on to win 1-0 with a 64th-minute strike from Rob Dickie.

It kept Wednesday bottom of the Championship. They are still to win or score in three away games under Rohl, but they beat Rotherham United 2-0 in the German's only game at Hillsborough to date.

Bristol City have named Liam Manning as Nigel Pearson’s managerial successor.

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Manning has signed a three-and-half-year contract until June 2027 at Ashton Gate after choosing to leave Oxford.

Chris Hogg has also left Oxford to become assistant head coach at the Robins.

Manning, 38, only took over at Oxford in March after previous spells in charge of West Ham’s Under-23 side, Lommel in Belgium and MK Dons.

He said: “This is a terrific opportunity and one that I’m really looking forward to.”

Oxford, currently second in League One, have announced that Craig Short will take on the role of interim head coach.