Spurs will have Heung Min Son available on Saturday after his ban was overturned today.
Confirmed by Sky Sports, the decisions means the South Korean star is free to play against the Blades on Saturday.
The club had lodged an appeal last night in the hope of getting his ban overturned.
Son was shown a red at the weekend after bringing down Andre Gomes. There was little in the challenge, but Gomes suffered a serious injury off the back of it.
However, referee at the time, Martin Atkinson, opted to show Son the red card. The Spurs star was visibly upset at the injury he had caused. Subsequently, the decision split football fans and pundits once again and brought VAR into the fold once more.
The news around Heung Min Son is a massive boost for Spurs. Harry Kane is already struggling to be fit for the game with Chris Wilder’s men.
Add this to the fact Spurs are not in their best form and having Son available, therefore, becomes vitally important.
He scored 12 Premier League goals last season. His speed and movement at the top end of the pitch will be a big worry for Sheffield United.
As a result of having his ban overturned, Son will be hoping to kick on and improve his form. In contrast to his excellent goal-scoring form last season, he has only managed two goals this term.
Furthermore, that slump in personal form has coincided with a drop in Spurs’ overall performances. As a result, Mauricio Pochettino’s men sit three points and five places behind the Blades.
Nothing new for Wilder
Let’s not fool ourselves here. Chris Wilder will have been preparing for a full strength Spurs outfit.
The fact that Son is ready to play simply means his original plans won’t be affected.
However, the decision still caused plenty of reaction online. As a result, this Blades fan took to Twitter to voice her concerns…
That’s him scoring against us on Saturday then 🙈 https://t.co/CXRSc5nhdf
— Gem. ⚔️ (@GemTollerfield) November 5, 2019
Although the general consensus from the football world was that it’s the right decision…
Good decision. The independent panels should also be used to in the VAR room as opposed to incompetent referees
— LFC Views (@Mobyhaque1) November 5, 2019
As horrible as the result of that tackle was, it was never a red. Football at the end of the day is a contact sport and sometimes things happen, really hope Gomes has a speedy recovery 👊🏻
— Conn (@ConnCFC) November 5, 2019
Good to hear, hopefully that will help him feel a little less guilty.
— J.A.O 🖤 (@JuanAnderOnly) November 5, 2019