Everton appeals to Lucas Digne’s red card while Carlo Ancelotti defends the tackle.


The Blues suffered their first defeat of the season in St. Mary’s thanks to two first-half goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams.

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Everton will appeal the dismissal of Lucas Digne in the defeat to Southampton on Sunday.

Lucas Digne was dismissed because Everton lost to Southampton in the Premier League.

Ancelotti does not believe a red card was the right decision and revealed that Everton will appeal.

The defender chased Kyle Walker-Peters back and accidentally landed his cleats on the ankle of the Southampton man as he tried to follow his run.

Things got even worse for the visitors in the middle of the second half, however, when the left-back received his marching orders from referee Kevin Friend.

“So I think it could be a yellow card. It was an unfortunate contact and the red card was not fair.

That’s what he said at his press conference after the game: “I think so, we will appeal because it was not intentional and it was not violent behavior.

“He had no intention of hurting the player or engaging in violent behavior. It was not the right decision.

“It was not a bad challenge. Like I said, it wasn’t intentional because he was running after it and had contact with the opponent’s ankle.

“For this red card, we might have to lose Digne for three games, I think that’s too much. Here I think we have to appeal because it wasn’t the right decision.”

Digne will miss trips to Newcastle United and Fulham on both sides of the Manchester United welcome in Goodison Park.


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