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Premier League explain why Son was sent off for his challenge on Andre Gomes

The Premier League have confirmed why Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min was sent off for his challenge on Everton’s Andre Gomes during the club’s 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

Cenk Tosun’s stoppage-time equaliser rescued a late point for Everton, though the result was overshadowed following a serious injury to midfielder Gomes.

The Portuguese midfielder suffered a severe ankle injury in distressing scenes following the challenge, though the tackle initially appeared to look innocuous with referee Martin Atkinson preparing to show Son a yellow card.

The South Korea international was visibly distressed following the scenes as Gomes received lengthy on-field treatment, with Everton since confirming that the 26-year-old will undergo surgery after suffering a fracture-dislocation to his right ankle.

Son left the field in tears following his role in Gomes’ horror injury, and the Premier League have confirmed that the Spurs forward’s punishment was upgraded to a red card for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his challenge.

A statement released by the Premier League reads: “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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