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Premiership: West Ham keeper Adrian’s red card overturned, but club charged

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian’s red card against Southampton has been overturned by the Football Association and he can play against West Brom in the FA Cup.

However, his club has been charged with failing to control their players after the incident during their goalless draw at St Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday.

Adrian, 28, was sent off after he handled the ball outside the penalty area as he challenged Sadio Mane.

But the FA have said Adrian had not denied a goalscoring opportunity.

It means the Spaniard is eligible to play in his side’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at the Hawthorns on Saturday (12:45 GMT).

Referee Craig Pawson dismissed Adrian in the 61st minute of the Hammers’ Premier League game at Southampton and his team-mates reacted angrily to the decision.

The FA have judged that West Ham “failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion”. The club has until 18:00 GMT on 18 February to respond to the charge.

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Premiership: 0-0 West Ham

West Ham had goalkeeper Adrian sent off but frustrated Southampton by holding on for a goalless draw at St Mary’s.

The keeper was red carded when he handled outside his box under pressure from Sadio Mane after a clumsy touch.

Mane was denied by a goal-line clearance earlier and Saints pushed for a winner but Maya Yoshida headed over as the Hammers defended bravely.

West Ham’s point came despite an injury to substitute Andy Carroll who was hobbling badly in the closing stages.

The Hammers’ first clean sheet in 18 away games means Southampton dropped to fourth, a point ahead of Arsenal.

Few Saints’ fans could have dreamed their side would be pushing for a top-four finish when players such as Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Dejan Lovren left in the summer but this latest result will feel like a missed opportunity.

Ronald Koeman’s side failed to create clear-cut chances before Adrian was dismissed but they dominated the remaining 30 minutes without adding the end product to their approach work.

Striker Graziano Pelle, now without a goal in eight league games, glanced a header wide in added time and in a frantic finish Dusan Tadic was denied by a Jussi Jaaskelainen save.

West Ham played the closing stages with Carroll limping, effectively reducing them to nine capable players but their determined display leaves them eighth, eight points behind their hosts.

Their manager Sam Allardyce this week told reporters “no coach was more sophisticated” than him in the Premier League and he had to make late adjustments to his side, admitting before kick off his staff “haven’t had any real practice with those available” since Sunday’s draw with Manchester United.

Despite being without the injured Kevin Nolan and unwell Mark Noble in midfield, they were still organised throughout.

Aside from Mane’s run and shot which prompted a Carl Jenkinson clearance in the first half, Adrian was relatively untroubled until the hour mark, where the first sending off of his career arrived.

It was a clear dismissal as his decision to try to wrong-foot Mane backfired, prompting panic which ended with the Spaniard falling on the ball and striking it with his hand.

The home side sensed a seventh win in nine league games and introduced January signing Filip Djuricic for his debut but neither he nor fellow substitute Tadic could break the resistance.

Southampton attacked in waves and Aaron Cresswell’s brave block prevented Nathaniel Clyne’s powerful volley, before Yoshida headed over when well placed.

Koeman’s side have now failed to win at home in five of their last seven league games but have only dropped out of the top four for two weeks since September.

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FA Cup: West Ham 2-2 Everton

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian scored the winning penalty as his side beat Everton in a thrilling FA Cup tie

Enner Valencia put the hosts ahead when he collected Andy Carroll’s pass and shot past away goalkeeper Joel Robles.

Everton had Aiden McGeady sent off for two bookable offences, but equalised with Kevin Mirallas’s free-kick.

Romelu Lukaku put the Toffees in front after Mirallas’s fine run, but Carlton Cole’s close-range finish took the game to penalties, where West Ham won 9-8.

After it finished 2-2 at the end of extra-time in an amazing match, the third-round replay went to a shootout.

Everton’s Steven Naismith had his penalty saved and Stewart Downing had a chance to win it for the hosts, but Robles saved his effort.

However, the Spanish goalkeeper then hit the crossbar with his attempt before Adrian threw off his goalkeeping gloves and calmly converted the 20th penalty to set up a fourth-round tie with Bristol City.

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