According to Sky Sports News, Tottenham forward Son Heung-min’s red card against Everton has been overturned by an independent panel who reviewed the incident.
Son fouled Andre Gomes who fell awkwardly and picked up a nasty injury. Players from both sides were visibly shaken by Gomes’ injury, none more so than Son, who looked distraught.
Martin Atkinson gave Son a straight red on the day after the South Korean’s tackle led to Gomes’ horrific ankle fracture-dislocation. Everton have since confirmed that Gomes has been discharged from hospital after a successful operation and has begun his rehabilitation.
While Mauricio Pochettino sent his best wishes to the Portuguese international after the game, he was critical of Atkinson’s decision to send Son off (Football.London).
Now that Spurs have successfully appealed the decision, the Spurs number 7 will be available for selection for the clash against Sheffield United on the weekend.
Spurs Web Opinion
Thankfully, common sense has prevailed as that tackle by the 27-year-old clearly wasn’t meant to injury Gomes. The Everton midfielder was just extremely unlucky in the way he fell and we at Spurs Web would like to wish him a speedy recovery. If the red card hadn’t been overturned, Tottenham would have been in some real trouble for their next few games without Son.
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