While the match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur was a clash of two sides filled with nerves given their terrible respective starts to the new stadium, it was marred by an awful injury to Andre Gomes.
The Everton midfielder was tripped by Heung-min Son and appeared to suffer the injury to his right foot upon impact with the Goodison Park playing surface before he collided with Serge Aurier.
Son had started to apologise to referee Martin Atkinson by holding his hand up before he noticed the significance of the former Barcelona player’s injury.
Former Tottenham and Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has taken to Twitter to exonerate Son and Aurier of any blame for Gomes’ injury.
Instead, Cundy believes that it was an unfortunate injury to the 26-year-old who had to receive treatment on the field before being taken to hospital.
Referee Martin Atkinson initially showed Son a yellow card for the challenge but then changed his mind and showed a straight red after seeing the extent of Gomes’ injury.
The #gomes injury is awful😪
One of the worst I've seen😪
But for me there is no blame at all for Son
A foul yes at worst a yellow I think the injury happened with the collision with Aurier again no blame with him either It's just one of those dreadful injuries that can happen😪
— Jason Victor Cundy (@jasoncundy05) November 3, 2019
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