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Hull win appeal against Niasse's red card

Niasse reacted with disbelief after seeing red on Saturday Credit: PA

Oumar Niasse's red card has been successfully overturned following Hull City's appeal to the Football Association.

The striker will be available to play against Southampton on the weekend after the three-match ban was rescinded.

Niasse was sent off in the 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday, with referee Robert Madley showing a straight red for a 25th-minute challenge on M’Baye Niang.

The forward has scored five times since arriving on loan from Everton in January.


Sunderland striker Watmore suffers injury setback

Watmore has featured for England's U21s Credit: PA

Sunderland striker Duncan Watmore may need a second operation on his injured knee after suffering discomfort on his return to light training.

The England Under-21 international, who was effectively ruled out for the rest of the season with anterior cruciate ligament damage in December last year, may now face a further spell on the sidelines.

He is due to see a specialist this week to discover whether or not further surgery is required.

Duncan might be needing a little bit of work done on his knee. Obviously, he's not back, but he might be needing a little bit more surgery on his knee.

He's been feeling it - he's been running a little bit - so he'll see the surgeon this week.

– Sunderland manager David Moyes

Watmore, 23, has been one of the few bright sparks for the Black Cats this season as they attempt to stave off relegation for the fifth successive year.

His pace and direct approach have been badly missed as Sunderland have struggled to provide support to leading scorer Jermain Defoe in recent months.

Shakespeare confident of keeping Leicester's finest

Shakespeare hopes Mahrez will stay at Leicester Credit: PA

Confident Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare believes the Foxes can hold onto their stars without European football.

The 53-year-old insists his squad are happy at the King Power Stadium despite their reign as champions coming to an end.

Leicester were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals by Atletico Madrid last week and are 15th in the Premier League ahead of Wednesday's trip to Arsenal.

There will be no European run next season but Shakespeare feels the players, including Riyad Mahrez, Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Drinkwater, will stay.

We have said before we don't want to be a selling club. All the players are happy here. They are a very unique group, we have created something here which is quite special, so they have said they are quite happy.

It's again one of those things. I have no problems with players being ambitious but they are at a good club here and get looked after well. I'm sure the time will come to sit down.

We will probably have agents knocking on the door but we've said before we don't want to be a selling club and we want to add to that.

– Craig Shakespeare
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