St Johnstone win Steven Anderson red card appeal

St Johnstone have won their appeal against the red card shown to defender Steven Anderson in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Hearts at McDiarmid Park.

They have had their claim of wrongful dismissal upheld after referee Brian Colvin reviewed the incident.

And it has reduced the sending off to a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

Anderson had been dismissed after 21 minutes in Perth, referee Colvin ruling that he had denied Dale Carrick a clear goalscoring opportunity.

But Saints manager Tommy Wright had argued that the Hearts forward had been heading away toward the touchline and was a long distance from goal.

St Johnstone decided not to appeal against the red card shown to goalkeeper Alan Mannus after a tussle in the closing moments with Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson, who was also dismissed.

Saints also accepted a two-match suspension for defender Tom Scobbie, who was reported following the game for "headbutting or attempting to headbutt" Hearts' Brad McKay.