When Ben Godfrey left his studs on Takehiro Tomiyasu’s face throughout Arsenal’s recreation towards Everton at Goodison Park, he seemed to be lucky to flee punishment.
Everton’s defender was discovered to not have stamped on Arsenal’s right-back on function.
The incident was shortly dismissed by referee Mike Dean, who had VAR Stuart Attwell in his ear. Godfrey was not even booked.
“I mentioned he’s been Everton’s most aggressive participant,” Sky Sports activities co-commentator Alan Smith mentioned shortly earlier than the VAR examine. That didn’t look like an accident, based mostly on his look. He may simply have averted that.”
“You by no means know,” Smith mentioned after the examine was introduced. You by no means know what they’re going to provide you with.”
“That’s one thing he may have averted.”
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