Joachim Andersen will be free to face Southampton on Boxing Day after Fulham successfully appealed his sending off at Newcastle.

The Danish defender was sent off after being adjudged to have fouled Callum Wilson as the Magpies forward bore down on goal at St. James’ Park on Saturday night. Referee Graham Scott awarded a penalty, even though the initial contact appeared to be outside the box, and showed Andersen a straight red card after consulting the pitchside monitor.

Fulham boss Scott Parker confirmed that the club would appeal the decision after the game and their success means that Andersen will be available to line up against the Saints at Craven Cottage on Saturday.