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Sports 'Digne's red card was a joke' - Ancelotti says Everton will appeal 'unfair' sending off vs Southampton

23:01  25 october  2020
23:01  25 october  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Everton ’ s manager Carlo Ancelotti said he was sent off after asking the referee ‘for an explanation’ for the VAR-disallowed goal in Everton ’ s manager was shown a red card after the final whistle by the referee, Christopher Kavanagh, for demanding an explanation over the decision to disallow Harry

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful James Rodriguez will be fit for Sunday' s match at James Rodriguez could feature for Everton against Southampton this weekend. 'James is not definitely out,' said Ancelotti on Friday. 'He had a big haematoma and was not able to train until today.

Carlo Ancelotti says Lucas Digne’s red card against Southampton on Sunday was “a joke” and Everton will appeal the decision.

The Toffees’ unbeaten start to the Premier League season came to an end at St Mary’s, with Ancelotti’s side already two goals down when Digne saw red.

Match referee Kevin Friend showed him a straight red card after stamping on the back of Kyle Walker-Peters' ankle, but Ancelotti was furious with the decision.

"The red card was a joke, it was not intentional, for sure it was not violent,” Ancelotti said on Sky Sports.

“Maybe it was a yellow. Maybe all this talk all week against [Jordan] Pickford, against Richarlison, affected the decision and if so it's not right, it's not fair. We will appeal, for sure.

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Hasenhuttl said the keeper should've got sent off for horror tackle on Van Dijk. 'I think sure it can be a red card in the end… when you only see the tackle, (it) was horrible yes.' Despite the backlash, Everton boss Ancelotti insists he has not considered removing Pickford from the starting line-up.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has been focusing on preparing new signing Ben Godfrey for his Everton are likely to have been replaced at the top of the Premier League table before kick- off at St Southampton is a team with a really clear identity,” he added. “They try to play with high intensity

"I told the players winter is coming and we will have to react."

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Everton have been in the headlines over the last week after the fallout from their 2-2 Merseyside derby draw with Liverpool.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s challenge on Virgil van Dijk has left the Liverpool defender possibly out for the rest of the season, while Ancelotti was criticised by some for drawing attention to a Van Dijk tackle on James Rodriguez after the game.

Ancelotti had said Rodriguez would likely miss the Southampton game but he started and played the full 90 minutes.

Some of the positive feeling surrounding Everton at the start of the season has seemed to dissipate over the last seven days, and Ancelotti admitted his side were far from their best.

"We didn't play well, Southampton were better than us and they deserved to win. Sometimes you are not at your best, it came after a really good run for us, now we have to look forward with the same spirit and belief.

"We tried to get back into the game, we had some good control after half-time.”

Everton’s next fixture is a trip to the north east to face Steve Bruce’s Newcastle.

Throughout November, the Toffees will then play Manchester United, Fulham and Leeds.

Everton are still top of the Premier League table with six games played, but Liverpool are now level on points at the top following their win over Sheffield United.

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Everton FC can not use the chance to jump to the top of the table in England. With the slip at Newcastle United, Liverpool stay ahead. © Provided by sport1.de Thanks to Everton goof! Liverpool stay ahead Everton FC have missed the leap to the top of the Premier League. Video: BVB wrestles Zenit down (Omnisport) The traditional English club lost 1: 2 (0: 0) at Newcastle United and remains the first pursuer of arch rivals and champions Liverpool with team manager Jürgen Klopp with 13 points.

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