Calvert-Lewin sent off as Everton hold Palace in FA Cup

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Everton holds on to beat Palace in the FA Cup after Calvert-Lewin is sent off.

Dom Calvert-Lewin of Everton was sent off for a bad foul, but his team held on to tie Crystal Palace 0-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Thursday.

After a VAR review, Calvert-Lewin was shown the red card for a studs-up hit on Nathaniel Clyne late in the second half at Selhurst Park.

When Calvert-Lewin won the ball, he barely touched Clyne’s leg. After a long VAR review, Everton manager Sean Dyche was angry with the decision made by referee Chris Kavanagh.

The first red card Calvert-Lewin got could have ended Everton’s chances of moving on in the tournament.

During the last few minutes, winger Dwight McNeil got hurt badly, but Dyche’s team held on for nine minutes of extra time to force a match at Goodison Park later in January.

“Slow motion shows a different view. Dyche said of VAR being used to decide what would happen with Calvert-Lewin, “If you want to slow mo everything, you have to slow mo everything.”

“They touch a little, but he doesn’t do anything in real time. Then they slow it down, which makes everything look worse.”

“I thought the attitude was great even when there were only 10 men left.” We proved that with another strong show tonight.”

Five times winners of the FA Cup The last time Everton won a big trophy was in 1995. Since then, they have been looking for another one.

As a result of financial problems earlier this season, Everton lost 10 points and are now in a tough fight to stay in the Premier League.

A run in the FA Cup would be a nice break from their league problems, and thanks to this tough performance, they can still dream of getting to Wembley.

 

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