Digne Suspension Downgraded

Everton defender Lucas Digne’s suspension following his sending off against Southampton on Sunday has been downgraded to one match after an independent regulatory commission upheld a claim of clearly excessive punishment.

Digne was given a red card for serious foul play after a challenge on Kyle Walker-Peters 72 minutes into Everton’s game at St Mary’s Stadium.

The commission has withdrawn Digne’s original three-game ban and applied a one-match suspension instead.

The decision means Digne will miss Sunday’s Premier League match at Newcastle United but will be available for selection when Everton host Manchester United at Goodison Park on Saturday 7 November.