Ashley Williams

Calls for big Ashley Williams Everton ban after second assault vs Burnley

Burnley 2 – Everton 1

After eleven games without a win, Burnley picked up a huge three points on Saturday.

Burnley turned over Everton, who continue to disappoint under manager Sam Allardyce.

Everton took the lead at Turf Moor through Turkish striker Cenk Tosun, who was a surprise starter against the Clarets.

But Burnley turned the scoreline after a break. A brilliant pass from Matt Lowton freed Ashley Barnes to slot home the leveller.

Halftime sub Chris Wood powered home a match winning header with 10 minutes to go.

The match ended on a low note for Everton as Ashley Williams was sent off for an elbow.

Ashley Williams ban & second assault

Waiting in the Burnley box for a free-kick, Williams struck Ashley Barnes in the face with an elbow.

Barnes immediately crashed to the deck, referee Chris Kavanagh saw everything, and Williams was instantly sent off.

Ashley Williams vs Ashley Barnes

Neither Williams nor any other Everton player tried to argue against the decision: a reflection on how clear cut the straight red card was.

Williams now faces a ban for Everton. But there are calls for that ban to be extended as Williams was lucky to escape a red card just 30 seconds before he walked.

The Everton defender clocked Chris Wood in the head with a swinging fist as they battled for the ball on the halfway line.

Ashley Williams vs Chris Wood

Social media reaction to Ashley Williams hit on Chris Wood is below.

Also see: Everton supporters’ huge relief during Burnley match.

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