Ralph Hasenhuttl admits Ben Godfrey “coincidence” but says that Lucas Digne deserves Everton’s Red Card.


Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Everton will appeal the 2-0 defeat on the South Coast against the full-back who was on Kyle Walker-Peters’ heels.

Southampton’s manager Ralph Hasenhuttl believes Everton’s defender Lucas Digne deserves to be dismissed on Sunday for a “clear red card.

Everton lost 2-0 to Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday because Lucas Digne was dismissed.

Hasenhuttl also admitted that Southampton did not deliberately target Everton’s new signing Ben Godfrey, who played an unfamiliar full-back role after the injuries of Seamus Coleman and Jonjoe Kenny.

“He tried to kick him first, but finally he hit him from behind,” said Hasenhuttl, “That was a clear red card for me.

“No, it was a coincidence that we played more on this side,” he said. “It’s more important to be dangerous on each side, flexibility is the key. We lured them a little bit and played through the lines”…


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