Saturday 16 December 2017

Moyes ready to appeal Gibson's sending off

David Moyes will consider appealing against Darron Gibson's red card against West Ham.

Gibson (below) was dismissed late on in Everton's 2-1 win over the Hammers, who had already had Carlton Cole sent off for a similar incident.

But Moyes was delighted with his side's performance as goals from Victor Anichebe and Steven Pienaar secured victory in London. "I think I will (appeal)," said Moyes after the game. "I don't think you could say it would be frivolous.

"Most people would say there is a genuine case.

"You have got to be careful you don't end up getting more games, but I don't think that would be the case for either Gibson or Cole.

"I think both have got good cases for being rescinded."

Sam Allardyce insisted the club will look to appeal against Cole's red card but, if the ban is upheld, West Ham will be without a main striker for the next three games with Andy Carroll also ruled out through injury.

The Hammers were due to travel across London to face Arsenal on St Stephen's Day but the match was postponed following the news London Underground staff will strike.

Allardyce said it was a blessing as he could not name a fully-fit side if he was forced to face the Gunners. "I haven't got a team to play Arsenal," he said. "I haven't got a team so it's worked out all right -- we'll just come in on Monday and count up the bodies. We won't do any training and we'll just go and see how packed the medical room is."

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