Premier League: Andre Gomes Handed a Three-Match Ban for Violent Conduct – News

Everton midfielder Andre Gomes accepted a violent conduct charge imposed by the Football Association (FA) and will miss the club’s next three matches.

The Portuguese international appeared to stamp on Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in stoppage time of Toffees’ 2-0 loss at Craven Cottage, on Saturday, April 13.

Referee Lee Probert failed to pick up on the incident but Gomes will face retrospective action from the FA chiefs who have inspected television footage.

“Andre Gomes will miss Everton’s next three matches after accepting a charge of violent conduct,” a statement on the official website reads.

“This followed an incident that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video during the 95th minute of the Premier League fixture against Fulham on Saturday.”

Gomes, who is on a loan from Barcelona, lost his head as his club was sliding to defeat after Tom Cairney and former Liverpool man Ryan Babel led Fulham to victory. He stamped on Mitrovic’ exposed ankle in the 95th minute of extra time, but the camera footage captured his irate reaction.

The three-match suspension means the 25-year-old will miss games against Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Burnley.

He will be allowed to return for the Everton’s away game against Tottenham on the final day of this year’s Premier League season.


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