Everton plan Kevin Mirallas review

Everton Kevin Mirallas

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez will review Kevin Mirallas’ sending off at Swansea before deciding whether to appeal the decision or not.

The Belgian had been on the pitch less than two minutes after being introduced as an injury time substitute when he was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Modou Barrow.

Referee Stuart Atwell felt forward had gone over the ball before making contact with the Swansea man but Martinez feels the decision may have been a harsh one.

“I haven’t seen it again,” Martinez said of the incident. “But we will look into it and if we’ve got grounds on it we’ll act accordingly.

“I thought it was more a striker trying to defend and putting in a challenge and it looked worse than it actually was.
“I felt he didn’t have intention to hurt the Swansea player.”

If Everton decide against an appeal Mirallas faces a three-game ban, meaning he will miss the midweek Capital One Cup clash at Reading, the trip to West Brom on September 28 and the Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Goodison Park on Sunday October 4.

Everton remain unbeaten on their travels this season in the Premier League and they are yet to concede away from home, having drawn with Spurs and beaten Southampton 3-0.

The Toffees are 2.30 to beat the Baggies, a draw is 3.25 and Albion can be backed at 3.10 to end Martinez’s side unbeaten record on the road.

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