Tottenham have appealed Heung-min Son’s red card which led to Andre Gomes’ sickening injury.

Gomes suffered a fractured dislocation to his right ankle after falling under a Son challenge in the 78th minute of Everton’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

Heung-min Son was in tears after his tackle on Andre Gomes
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The South Korea was given his marching orders by referee Martin Atkinson, who initially awarded a yellow card, and was in tears as he made his way off the pitch.

Tottenham will know by the end of the week whether they are successful with their appeal.

Explaining why Son was sent off, the Premier League said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”

Andre Gomes was in serious pain
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However, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino slammed the decision to send his player off.

He said: “It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards. It is unbelievable to see a red card.

“In that situation we need to help because the decision of the referee was yellow card but the VAR changed the decision. It is the latest example of it being not clear.

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“VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action not what happened after.”

Gomes underwent successful surgery on his ankle on Monday with Everton expecting their midfielder to make a full recovery.