Everton boss Ancelotti confirms plans to appeal ‘joke’ Lucas Digne red card

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Everton’s intention to launch an appeal against Lucas Digne’s dismissal during the club’s defeat to Southampton.

Saints victorious

The Toffees made the trip to St. Mary’s a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing.

Everton of course headed into proceedings sitting pretty atop the English top-flight table, on the back of a stellar start to the campaign.

As such, with the club’s summer signings continuing to fire on all cylinders, Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the form of his career, and Ancelotti’s men unbeaten in 8 across all competitions, the visitors were widely viewed as favourites ahead of kick-off this afternoon.

When all was said and done in Hampshire, however, Everton were brought crashing back down to earth.

A disappointing display on the part of the visitors, limited by an admittedly superb Southampton, eventually saw the former subjected to their first defeat of the season.

James Ward-Prowse opened the scoring just shy of the half-hour mark, before Che Adams added the game’s clincher 8 minutes later to make sure of all 3 points for a resurgent Saints side.

Highlights: Southampton 2-0 Everton