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Everton won’t appeal Jagielka red card

Captain will serve a three-match ban

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton FC - Premier League Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Marco Silva will be a very relieved man that Everton picked up two centrebacks on Deadline Day, because the Blues will not have Phil Jagielka until next month.

After the captain was debatably sent off late in the first half for a lunging tackle on Diogo Jota, there was plenty of conversation regarding the validity of the red card as well as what match referee Craig Pawson sent him off for - denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity, or the more serious dangerous play charge. The broadcast crew seemed to indicate after the game that the ruling had been changed to endangering the opposing player which carries an automatic three-match ban.

The Liverpool Echo are now reporting that the club will not contest the red card or the ruling, which means that the Football Association sanctioned ban will take effect immediately and Jagielka will be ineligible to return until September 1st.

Everton play Southampton at Goodison Park this weekend in their home opener, followed by a trip down to AFC Bournemouth as well as a midweek game in the Carabao Cup against a yet-to-be-named opponent, before returning home to take on Huddersfield.