The Frenchman’s dismissal in opposition to Southampton noticed him mix with the Brazilian to equal an undesirable feat achieved by the previous Toffees stars
Richarlison and Lucas Digne have equalled an undesirable Everton file held by Joseph Yobo and David Unsworth within the Premier League.
Nonetheless, Digne’s dismissal in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium ensured that the pair matched an 18-year feat attained by the retired centre-backs who starred for the Goodison Park giants final decade.
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It was the primary time since December 2002 that Everton have acquired straight pink playing cards in back-to-back English elite division video games.
On December 1, 2002, Yobo was proven the best way out within the twenty first minute by referee Mark Halsey as David Moyes’ Toffees bowed 2-1 to a Newcastle United aspect impressed by Shola Ameobi and Alan Shearer at St. James’ Park.
The Nigerian legend tugged Craig Bellamy’s again after the Welsh ahead scampered in entrance of him. Though it was removed from violent, Yobo was the final defender so Halsey didn’t hesitate earlier than displaying him a pink card.
Within the following sport in opposition to Chelsea, it was Unsworth’s flip to see pink for violent conduct after tangling with Jesper Gronkjaer within the 3-1 defeat.
Sunday’s defeat to the Saints noticed Carlo Ancelotti’s males give up their unbeaten run within the 2020-21 Premier League marketing campaign.
That is the primary English top-flight season since 1967-68 through which no sides are unbeaten by the primary six matches.
Even at that, they continue to be on the summit of the log with 13 factors, albeit, on superior targets distinction forward of reigning champions Liverpool.
Everton can be hoping to return to profitable methods after they journey to Newcastle United on November 1.
Earlier than heading to Fenerbahce the place he gained two Turkish Cups in addition to one Tremendous Lig title, Yobo grew to become the second participant within the Toffees’ historical past to function in all 38 Premier League video games with out lacking a single minute, through the 2006-07 season underneath supervisor Moyes.
He’s at the moment the assistant coach of Nigeria’s senior nationwide crew.