Hasenhuttl about Digne and Godfrey
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Goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams in the first half presented the Blues with a difficult task to win the game, and their chances of doing so diminished further when Lucas Digne was sent off the field 18 minutes before the end of the game.
League leader Everton suffered his first defeat of the season yesterday in a 2-0 win over Southampton.
The Austrian was also asked if his team had targeted right-back Ben Godfrey during the game, and you can read his comments here.
Carlo Ancelotti described the decision to dismiss the left-back as “a joke”, but his Southampton counterpart saw things differently.
“That was a clear red card for me,” said Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after the game.
Digne was sacked yesterday at St. Mary’s Stadium for a foul on Kyle Walker-Peters, and since it was a clear red card, he will now be suspended for three games.
Tight time frame for Digne’s appeal
Everton will appeal the decision – with the trio of matches he will miss, including a meeting with Manchester United.
Points of discussion from Southampton
And they have to hurry, because today they only have until 1 p.m. to submit their appeal. The process and the time frame for the procedure are explained in more detail here.
While their first defeat in the campaign does not call Everton’s fantastic start to the 2020/21 season into question, the defeat at Southampton will clearly have given Ancelotti much to think about after his team’s comprehensive play-off.
Adam Jones addresses these issues, as well as Everton’s disciplinary problems, and in this excellent stoppage time, he also puts the excellent season so far into context.
Have the teams figured out how to blunt Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s influence after the red-hot striker failed to score a single shot in the game? Have Seamus Coleman’s performances been underestimated, and how will the Blues compensate for his absence in the future?