Everton handed Lucas Digne boost ahead of Man United

Everton handed Lucas Digne boost ahead of Man United

Everton have this evening confirmed that the ban dished out to Lucas Digne on the back of his dismissal at the weekend has been reduced.

Everton’s first defeat

The Toffees made the trip to St. Mary’s on Sunday, for the club’s latest Premier League outing.

Everton of course headed into proceedings sitting pretty atop the English top-flight table, on the back of a stellar start to the campaign.

As such, with the club’s summer signings continuing to fire on all cylinders, Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the form of his career, and Ancelotti’s men unbeaten in 8 across all competitions, the visitors were widely viewed as favourites ahead of kick-off.

When all was said and done in Hampshire, however, Everton were brought crashing back down to earth.

A disappointing display on the part of the visitors, limited by an impressive Southampton, eventually saw the former subjected to their first defeat of the season.

James Ward-Prowse opened the scoring just shy of the half-hour mark, before Che Adams added the game’s clincher 8 minutes later to make sure of all 3 points for a resurgent Saints side.

Highlights: Southampton 2-0 Everton

Digne dismissed

Sunday’s result, however, proved far from the only concern on a bad day all-round for Everton.

The other came in the form of a blow on the personnel front.

Twenty minutes from time, Lucas Digne was involved in a coming together with Southampton stopper Kyle Walker-Peters.

After KWP burst away from the Frenchman on the halfway line, Digne attempted to take the former Spurs man down, before standing on his heel, in an altogether awkward-looking challenge.

A red card was immediately brandished in the Everton stopper’s direction, with Digne having gone on to make crystal clear his frustrations with the decision:

The 48 hours since the Toffees full-back’s dismissal have seen debates rumble on between fans and pundits alike, regarding whether or not Digne’s challenge was in fact deserving of a dismissal, and subsequent 3-match ban.

Carlo Ancelotti, for one, was quick to speak out in the French international’s defence, labelling his sending off ‘a joke’ during a post-match interview.

The Everton boss also confirmed his side’s plans to appeal the decision.

‘Downgraded to one match’

And, as outlined above, confirmation of the result of the Merseysiders’ appeal has this evening been forthcoming.

In a major boost for Everton, the FA have decided that Digne’s challenge was in fact not worthy of a red card.

In turn, his ban has been reduced from three matches to one, meaning the former Roma man will miss just his side’s Premier League meeting with Newcastle this weekend.

Digne will therefore be available to face Manchester United on Saturday the 7th of November.

‘Everton defender Lucas Digne’s suspension following his sending off against Southampton on Sunday has been downgraded to one match after an independent regulatory commission upheld a claim of clearly excessive punishment.’

‘The commission has withdrawn Digne’s original three-game ban and applied a one-match suspension instead.’

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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