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Everton reduced to 10 men after Richarlison headbutt

AFC Bournemouth v Everton FC - Premier League

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Richarlison of Everton is shown a red card by referee, Lee Probert during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Everton FC at Vitality Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

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Richarlison’s start to his Everton career had been quite brilliant for the opening two matches, but now the Brazilian faces some time on the sidelines after a rash decision on Saturday.

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During the first half of Everton’s match against Bournemouth (currently 0-0 at the break), Richarlison was shown a red card in the 40th minute after headbutting Cherries man Adam Smith after a coming together.

It appeared that Smith tempted the Toffees goal scorer into the sequence, but it was Richarlison that acted on it and was ultimately dismissed by referee Lee Probert on the brink of halftime.

Since the Everton attacker was given a straight red card, he’ll miss the next three matches for the Toffees, including the club’s Sept. 23 meeting with Arsenal.