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Former top referee rules on Jonjo Shelvey red card v Everton

4 years ago

Dermot Gallagher reviews controversial decisions in the Premier League after each round of games, on behalf of Sky Sports, and has given his call on the Jonjo Shelvey red card on Wednesday night.

The Newcastle midfielder picking up a booking in the first half against Everton, then in the dying seconds of the game, added a second yellow.

Much debate on whether he should have got a red card and Alan Shearer & Danny Murphy argued about it on Match of The Day.

Jonjo Shelvey now facing a two match ban and missing the away matches at Arsenal and West Ham.

So was Shelvey’s second red card of the season fair?

Dermot Gallagher says that Jonjo Shelvey had ‘no need to make the first tackle’ and that ‘The second one is a yellow card any day of the week’.

The former referee summarising ‘There’s nothing I can say to defend him’.

Doesn’t sound like there is much chance of an appeal…


Jonjo Shelvey is dismissed for two yellow cards – his second sending off of the season already.

Dermot Gallagher verdict:

“Correct call.”

Dermot Gallagher says:

“There’s no need to make the first tackle.

“The Everton play(er) has got lots of space to run into.

“The second one is also a yellow card any day of the week.

“There’s nothing I can say to defend him.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 0 Everton 1


Everton: Rooney 27

Possession was Everton 45% Newcastle 55%

Total shots were  Everton 7 Newcastle 16

Shots on target were Everton 4 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Everton 1 Newcastle 4

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Manquillo, Ritchie (Aarons 74), Shelvey (sent off 90+4), Merino (Perez 86), Atsu, Diame (Joselu 67), Gayle

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Clark, Hayden, Murphy

Crowd: 51,042

(Read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the game HERE)

(Read what Rafa Benitez said after the match HERE)

(Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy argue after Newcastle 0 Everton 1 – Read it HERE)

(Read the match ratings for all Newcastle players HERE)

(Read what Wayne Rooney said after the match HERE)


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