Chris Sutton has said on BBC Sport that Everton defender Ben Godfrey should have been dismissed for his challenge on Arsenal right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu at Goodison Park.
The former Chelsea striker could not believe that Godfrey’s stamp on Arsenal defender Tomiyasu in the Premier League game did not get him sent off.
The BBC Sport pundit was shocked that even VAR did not think of checking the incident involving the £20 million Everton defender (Sky Sports).
Ben Godfrey stamp on Takehiro Tomiyasu
In the first half at Goodison Park on Monday night, Godfrey stamped on the face of Japan international right-back Tomiyasu.
It followed after the Arsenal right-back had fallen to the ground following a tussle with Allan.
It was a dangerous challenge, but it did not look malicious.
Chris Sutton’s verdict
Sutton said on BBC Sport: “Looking at it [Ben Godfrey’s challenge] it looked like a red card. You know where your feet are going to land. From the picture I’ve seen I’m gobsmacked it wasn’t a red card. Somehow VAR miss it.”
Big win for Everton
Everton had to come from a goal down to win against Arsenal.
Rafael Benitez’s side won the Premier League game 2-1.
The Toffees were the better team over the course of the 90 minutes and scored two late goals.
One of those goals was from Richalison.
The Brazilian had two goals ruled out, but he eventually got one.
It was a deserved win for the Toffees, although Arsenal fans will point out that if Godfrey had been sent off, then things could have been different.
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