first_imgTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic Proof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injury “He is expected to make a full recovery.”On behalf of Andre, the club would like to thank all Everton supporters and members of the wider football family for the overwhelming messages of support we have received since yesterday’s match.”The Portuguese midfielder was back on social media today, retweeting a series of “get well” messages to him. Everton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankle Son ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woecenter_img Prem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horror TOTTENHAM striker Son Heung-min’s red card for his mis-timed tackle that led to Andre Gomes breaking his ankle has been rescinded.An independent panel has overturned the decision taken on the pitch by referee Martin Atkinson.3 Tottenham star Son was left in tears after his attempted tackle led to Andre Gomes suffering a horror injuryCredit: EPAHe was originally going to issue the South Korean star with a yellow card, but after checking on Gomes he decided to upgrade it to a red.Son was in tears after his lunge led to Gomes getting his foot caught in the turf and suffering a break and dislocation in his ankle.The FA’s statement read: “Son Heung-min will be available for Tottenham Hotspur FC’s next three domestic fixtures after an independent Regulatory Commission upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal.”The forward was sent off for serious foul play during the Premier League fixture against Everton FC on Sunday 3 November 2019.”3 Everton star Andre Gomes was left with a broken and dislocated ankle after getting his foot caught in the turfCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 The Everton star was carried off the pitch on a stretcher and has had a successful operationCredit: ReutersSon is even in contention to start for Spurs in their Champions League game away at Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night.His manager Pochettino said that the striker was “in a very good way” and is “in good form” despite “feeling sorry” for what happened at the weekend.The South Korea international has been receiving support from his club following his involvement in the incident.He was visibly distraught after seeing the extent of Gomes’ injury and was inconsolable after the match.That led to some doubt over whether he would travel with Spurs for their vital Champions League clash against Red Star Belgrade.But as SunSport reported, he was part of the group that left from Stansted Airport on Tuesday.Son, 27, was left inconsolable following the injury and was in floods of tears inside the Spurs dressing room.GOMES OPERATION SUCCESSFULSpurs boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled Atkinson’s decision to show his star forward a red card as “unbelievable.”After the game, the Premier League released a statement explaining why the colour of the card had been upgraded.It read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”SunSport reported on Monday afternoon how Gomes had successfully undergone an operation on his fractured and dislocated ankle.A statement from his employers said: “Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle earlier today and the procedure went extremely well.”Andre will now spend some time recovering in hospital, before returning to USM Finch Farm to start his rehabilitation under the guidance of the club’s medical staff.Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankle Everton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort Sonlast_img read more

first_imgUltimately, it was left to Chumbawamba – “I get knocked down, but I’ll get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down” – to provide the soundtrack as Finn Harps fell to a poor defeat in their final Premier Division game for at least 16 months.Finn Harps 2 Drogheda United 3Pictures by Joe Boland, North West News Pix Drogheda came from behind to win as second-half goals by Chris Mulhall, Thomas Byrne and Stephen Meaney gave Pete Mahon’s men a first League win in a 22-game spell going back to their 2-0 win in Ballybofey in April.For Harps, who led through Caolan McAleer’s goal in the opening minute, it was a disappointing way to end a campaign that will end with a whimper on Friday night when they face Bohemians. Relegated officially on Saturday night after Sligo defeated Derry City, there was an eerie atmosphere around Navenney Street as Harps’ two-season stay in the top flight came to a close.By the time Meaney finished high into the net, after taking a cut-back from Mark Doyle, the old place felt dark as it came to terms with it all, although it did end with McAleer cracking a wonder goal past Stephen McGuinness from 25 yards.Harps took the lead with just 53 seconds gone. From a throw-in on the left-hand side, McAleer managed to open up and his shot somehow managed to dip beyond the reach of McGuinness, the Drogheda net-minder. McAleer ended the night how it began, giving McGuinness no chance with a magnificent strike.It was the fourth goal of what has been an impressive campaign by the Omagh man, who is sure to have his suitors in the winter months.The Drogs have been relegated since a 2-1 loss to Derry City in Buncrana at the end of September, and it has been a trying time for Pete Mahon’s side – who hadn’t won since a 2-0 win here six months ago.But they drew level in the 61st minute. Tommy McBride’s pass to Ciaran Coll didn’t quite have the necessary accuracy and Stephen Meaney teed up Mulhall to lob over the advanced Ciaran Gallagher.With 17 minutes to go, substitute Thomas Byrne skipped past the challenge of Packie Mailey before firing past Gallagher from the edge of the box. And Drogheda wrapped it up when Meaney shot home.It ought to have been a different tale, though.12 minutes into the second half, Danny Morrissey raced onto a one-v-one with McGuinness. After his initial attempt was saved, the striker’s follow-up was blocked. Morrissey had an instant chance to atone, but drilled off the crossbar with only McGuinness to beat.It was a miss that proved to be the game’s turning point as Drogheda surged back for the win. McAleer was certainly energised in the early moments and McGuinness did well to beat away a stinging effort by the Harps winger before a lobbed effort on the half-hour beat the goalkeeper only to drop onto the top of the net.Anyone who thought this one didn’t matter much will have revisited those thoughts following that moment, in the 23rd minute, when Damien McNulty was pulled back by Mulhall in the Drogheda penalty box.The ground waited for referee Thomas Connolly to point to the spot, but the whistle never came, leaving Horgan and assistant manager Paul Hegarty to make their displeasure known to fourth official John McLoughlin.Gallagher saved at the feet of Stephen Meaney and a free-kick from Sean Russell spun wildly into the arms of the Harps ‘keeper as Drogheda sought a means of getting back into it.Meaney was in again, but was denied by Gallagher in a lively start to what was the League of Ireland’s first game between two already-relegated teams since 1998, when Drogheda faced Kilkenny City.With Eddie Dsane suspended and Sean Houston not deemed fit enough to start, there were two changes to the Harps XI, with Ibrahim Keita and and Mark Timlin recalled.The game was called off on Friday night after heavy rainfall left the Finn Park surface unplayable. With Harps not playing, other results went against them – St Patrick’s Athletic defeated Cork City on Friday and Sligo Rovers overcame Derry 24 hours later – condemning Harps to the drop.It must as felt as if Harps supporters were watching their own funeral being played out in front of them.They had a brief cheer at the end as McAleer delightfully netted and the applause as the players departed was as sympathetic as it was supportive.Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; Damien McNulty (Shane Blaney 71), Packie Mailey, Kilian Cantwell, Ciaran Coll; Caolan McAleer, Gareth Harkin, Tommy McBride (Sean Houston 68), Mark Timlin (BJ Banda 77); Ibrahim Keita, Danny Morrissey.Drogheda United: Stephen McGuinness; Shane Elworthy, Kevin Farragher, Stephen Dunne, Conor Kane; Chris Mulhall, Sean Brennan (Jamie Hollywood 77), Ryan McEvoy,  Mark Doyle; Sean Russell (Thomas Byrne 69), Stephen Meaney (Jack Bailey 83).Referee: Thomas Connolly (Dublin).McAleer double not enough as Finn Harps lose in final home game was last modified: October 23rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Caolan McAleerDrogheda Unitedfinn harpsOllie Horganlast_img read more