Watch: Jamie Redknapp Was Absolutely Fuming About Lucas Digne's Red Card

Watch: Jamie Redknapp Was Absolutely Fuming About Lucas Digne's Red Card
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Everton's undefeated start to the Premier League season, with Carlo Ancelotti's side losing 2-0 at Southampton this afternoon.

In truth, they never really showed up. Southampton were two goals ahead inside the first 35 minutes, with goals coming from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams.

Everton never looked like getting back into the game. In fact, they wouldn't even have a shot on goal in the last half an hour of the contest.

This one was all but over after Lucas Digne was sent off. The left back was given his marching orders in the 72nd minute, getting a straight red card after he raked down on the heel of Kyle Walker-Peters.

It looked like a very sore one for the Saints player, although there can be some debate over whether Digne actually meant it.


Many felt it was a very harsh decision, including Jamie Redknapp.


Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, he said that the game would be gone if we start to consistently see red cards for incidents such as this one.

When you play football you run, and it's important when you're running areas that if you just thread on their foot, it looks so much worse.

He threads on his heel and it takes him for a ride, they slide together. I know people say about intent and players don't mean to injure another player.

But that is one where it's an accident, it's a yellow card, get on with the game. There is not one player who could say 'that is a red card' who has played football...

I really the authorities look at it and go 'it's not a red card'. He has cost his team to a certain extent because they had to play without him for 25 minutes or whatever it was.

That needs to be overturned and we need to get on with it. If we're going to get to the stage where that's a red card, the game is officially gone.

Everton still sit top of the Premier League, ahead of Merseyside rivals Liverpool on goal difference.

It will be interesting to see how they cope in the coming games. Richarlison still has two games of his suspension to serve, while Digne will now miss the next three games. With Seamus Coleman also struggling with injury, this could be a difficult period for Carlo Ancelotti's team.

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