Sheffield Wednesday have won their appeal against the red card shown to midfielder Massimo Luongo during the weekend’s 5-0 defeat to Rovers.

Luongo was sent off midway through the first half for what referee Jarred Gillet felt was serious foul play following a challenge on Lewis Travis.

Wednesday took the decision to appeal the decision, with boss Garry Monk believing his side stood a more than valid case.

And the FA announced this afternoon that the three-match suspension has been lifted after a ‘successful claim of wrongful dismissal’.

A statement read: “Massimo Luongo's three-match suspension has been removed with immediate effect following a successful claim of wrongful dismissal.

“The Sheffield Wednesday FC midfielder was dismissed for serious foul play during the EFL Championship fixture against Blackburn Rovers FC on Saturday 18 January 2020.”

Rovers were leading 1-0 at the time of the red card, eventually going on to win 5-0.

Despite believing the decision was incorrect, Monk didn’t feel that had a bearing on the result, however.

He said: “Of course the red card changes it, but I don’t want to use that as an excuse.

“It’s 100 per cent not a red card. There’s no intention to it, no malice, there’s no aggression.

“Speaking to all of their players and their staff and ours, nobody could quite believe that it was a red card.

“For me as a manager and when you have a result like that, it’s not acceptable and quite rightly we will receive criticism.

“We have to take that on the chin and take responsibility for that, me as a manager for sure, with that type of result and scoreline.”

Luongo will now be available for Wednesday’s FA Cup fourth round match against QPR on Friday night.