Lucas Digne: Three-game ban eased after Everton defender appeals Football News

Lucas Degan has had his three-match ban reduced following an appeal against his dismissal against Southampton on Sunday.

An independent regulatory commission to deal with Southampton’s left-back Kyle Oker-Peters accepted a three-match ban as “excessive punishment”.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti called referee Kevin Friend’s decision to leave Degan “a joke” during the 2-0 defeat to St. Mary.

An FA statement said: “An independent regulatory commission has upheld Everton FC’s claim for additional punishment.

“The defender was sent off for a bad game during the Premier League season against Southampton FC on Sunday 22 October 2020 and was suspended for three fixers.

After a fight with Southampton's Kyle Walker-Peters in the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on 25 October 2020, referee Kevin Friend gives Everton's Lucas Degan a helping hand and a straight red England.


Jamie Redknop and Karen Dyer agree that it was unfortunate to give Degan a red card for his challenge against Walker-Peters.

“However, the Independent Control Commission has lifted its original suspension and applied a one-match suspension instead.”

The red card has not been reissued so the Frenchman will be in charge of his one-day ban against Newcastle United this weekend, but will be available for Manchester United on November and Fulham on November 21.

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Asked for his opinion on Degan’s red card following Sunday’s game, Angelo said Sky Sports: “It was a joke – it was not intentional. It was not violent behavior so they could test it better.

“Perhaps all the rumors of the week against (Jordan) Pickford and Richardson influenced this decision and if it is like that, it is not correct. It is not fair.”


Everton boss Carlo Anslotti was unhappy with the officials’ decision to fire Diver

Southampton finished Everton’s unbeaten run

Southampton, relegated to the Premier League, climbed to sixth place in the Premier League after beating Everton’s unbeaten record 2-0 on the South Coast on Sunday.

James Ward-Pruss extended Southampton’s lead (35) before Cham Adams ‘second goal with a champion finish from Danny Angs’ pass (227).

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Free to watch: Highlights of Southampton’s win over Everton in the Premier League

Everton rarely threatened to reach the heights of their season as Lucas DeGenne saw a straight red card for Kyle Walker-Peters (72) to mix a sad afternoon for visitors for the challenge.

Although Carlo Anlosotti’s side missed out on a direct lead, the Santos extended their unbeaten run to four, putting them second ahead of second-placed Liverpool in goal difference.

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