Dominic Calvert-Lewin: Everton successful in appeal against red card at Crystal Palace

9 January 2024 0 By Total Football News

Everton have been successful in their appeal against the red card shown to Dominic Calvert-Lewin in their FA Cup third-round draw at Crystal Palace.

But the Football Association (FA) has overturned the dismissal and Calvert-Lewin can return to action immediately.

The Blues next host Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday (14:00 GMT).

Referee Chris Kavanagh originally took no action but reviewed the incident on the pitchside monitor following an intervention from video assistant referee (VAR) Michael Salisbury before showing Calvert-Lewin the red card in the 79th minute.

“I have no clue what that [monitor] is there for,” said Everton manager Sean Dyche following the game.

“Every fan must be going ‘what is the point?’ We all know the outcome, they are going to agree with everything they’re being told.

“The chance of having something turned over is miniscule so why even bother?

“I’m a fan [of VAR] but we’re all aware it needs tidying up. I thought it was getting tidied up but it seems to have stepped back a little bit. I remain a fan, but it is beginning to test my patience.”

The tie finished goalless and the two sides face a replay at Goodison Park on 17 January.

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