Bowyer appeal successful

Lee Bowyer will be eligible to play when West Ham United go to Fulham on 23 February after his weekend dismissal was overturned following a successful appeal.

The midfielder's case was considered by a special hearing at Football Association headquarters in London on Tuesday afternoon. The club had appealed against referee Mark Clattenburg's decision to show Bowyer a straight red card in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Birmingham City following an 88th-minute challenge involving visiting captain Damien Johnson.