Tottenham appeal Heung-min Son’s red card following Andre Gomes’ horror injury

Tottenham have appealed Heung-min Son’s red card which led to Andre Gomes’ sickening injury.

Gomes suffered a fractured dislocation to his right ankle after falling under a Son challenge in the 78th minute of Everton’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

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Heung-min Son was in tears after his tackle on Andre Gomes
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The South Korea was given his marching orders by referee Martin Atkinson, who initially awarded a yellow card, and was in tears as he made his way off the pitch.

Tottenham will know by the end of the week whether they are successful with their appeal.

Explaining why Son was sent off, the Premier League said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”

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Andre Gomes was in serious pain
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However, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino slammed the decision to send his player off.

He said: “It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards. It is unbelievable to see a red card.

“In that situation we need to help because the decision of the referee was yellow card but the VAR changed the decision. It is the latest example of it being not clear.

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“VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action not what happened after.”

Gomes underwent successful surgery on his ankle on Monday with Everton expecting their midfielder to make a full recovery.

A club statement said: “Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle earlier today and the procedure went extremely well.

“The Portugal international will now spend some time recovering in hospital, before returning to USM Finch Farm to start his rehabilitation under the guidance of the club’s medical staff.

“The 26-year-old is expected to make a full recovery. On behalf of Andre, the club would like to thank all Everton supporters and members of the wider football family for the overwhelming messages of support we have received since yesterday’s match.”

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