Everton reduced to 10 men after Richarlison headbutt

Dan Istitene/Getty Images
2 Comments

Richarlison‘s start to his Everton career had been quite brilliant for the opening two matches, but now the Brazilian faces some time on the sidelines after a rash decision on Saturday.

[ MORE: Man City unnerved by early-season draw ]

During the first half of Everton’s match against Bournemouth (currently 0-0 at the break), Richarlison was shown a red card in the 40th minute after headbutting Cherries man Adam Smith after a coming together.

It appeared that Smith tempted the Toffees goal scorer into the sequence, but it was Richarlison that acted on it and was ultimately dismissed by referee Lee Probert on the brink of halftime.

Since the Everton attacker was given a straight red card, he’ll miss the next three matches for the Toffees, including the club’s Sept. 23 meeting with Arsenal.