Dyche attributes Kane’s broken eyelash for Doucoure red card

Everton played with ten men against Tottenham after midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure was sent off. Despite the numerical disadvantage in personnel, the Toffees clawed back to earn a 1-1 draw.

Spurs were deservedly embarrassed, exampling another incident that lives up to Antonio Conte’s assessment. Everton manager, Sean Dyche, has also piled on the misery, taking jibes at Tottenham and the Premier League rules.

England and Spurs captain, Harry Kane, was central to the outspoken manager’s claims. Dyche asked for uniformity in refereeing decisions, as all fouls are not the same.

The curious case of Kane’s broken eyelashes

While Kane earned a red card thanks to his theatrics while ankle-breaking tackles are allowed to slide. Dyche was referring to Lucas Moura’s inexplicable tackle on Michael Keane, who went on to score the equalizer.

“If you make a rule, everyone will try to find a way to bend it,” Dyche commented. “So you make a rule that you can’t touch anyone in the face and now everyone goes down if they do get touched in the face.

“It was a big drama over nothing. It is worrying to me when I see the physio concussion-testing him after that. Really? Come on.

“The strange thing about football is that on one night you have a player who, in theory, is very close to getting a broken ankle and nothing is said, and another gets a broken eyelash and it’s like the world is going to end.

“But that’s society and how things have changed. It (the Kane incident) was pretty much nothing, but football has changed.

“Everyone has become so precious, haven’t they? The rules are so precious, in society as well as football.”

Refereeing blunder in Liverpool’s 1-4 defeat

The Kane-Doucoure incident took center stage days after another high-profile incident during Liverpool and Manchester City’s Premier League meeting. With the score at 1-1, Rodri should have been sent off for a second cynical foul.

Referee Simon Hooper decide not to adopt the stricter approach, giving the Citizens the only chance they needed. Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish would score for them, allowing them to keep their Premier League title hopes alive.

Klopp has been more restrained in his media appearances but former Premier League referee Keith Hackett has rallied to his support. Hackett shared his belief that Rodri was lucky to be on the pitch after his continued transgressions.

The former top-flight official opined that referees are more reluctant to give harsher sentences to avoid controversies, which is contradicting the laws of the game.

“I think he was very lucky. The thinking with referees is that the second yellow has to be more of an orange card. That shouldn’t be the case,” he told Football Insider.

“This was a foul, for which Hooper awarded a free-kick. It was a pullback, the hands are on the body – it’s a caution every day. Some people will say that’s harsh, but not for me.

“If he wasn’t on a booking, he would have been shown a yellow card. In law, it is required. He should have gone, there’s no question.”

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