Everton to appeal Rodwell red
Everton have confirmed they will lodge an appeal to the Football Association over Jack Rodwell's dismissal in the 2-0 loss against Liverpool on Saturday.
Rodwell was sent off in the first half of the Merseyside derby for a sliding tackle on Luis Suarez, although the decision by referee Martin Atkinson was deemed controversial as the midfielder won the ball.
On Sunday, Everton chief executive Robert Elstone said on the club's official website: "Following a review of the video evidence we believe the decision to be wrong and we will be contacting the FA requesting that the red card is rescinded."
If the ban is upheld, Rodwell will serve a three-match suspension missing out on the league and cup games against Chelsea and the trip to Fulham later this month.