Chris Wilder agrees with the decision to overturn the red card shown to Heung-Min Son last weekend.
Son was sent off after his tackle on Andre Gomes left the Everton midfielder with a horrific injury. It would have meant the forward was suspended for three Premier League matches – starting with the visit of Sheffield United this weekend.
Yet Tottenham Hotspur appealed the decision and it was upheld. It means Son is now available to face the Blades on Saturday.
Wilder was at the match at Goodison Park when the 27-year-old was dismissed and believes justice has now been served.
“Yes, I would have done (overturned the red card),” the United manager told Sky Sports.
“We went to watch Tottenham and we were right in front of it.
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“Straight away you knew the severity of the injury. I imagine all managers and fellow players will be wishing Andre a really speedy recovery but it’s just one of those unfortunate situations.”
With no Son red card how could Spurs lineup?
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits that three players need to be assessed ahead of the game. They are Dele Alli, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele, who all started in the Champions League midweek.
Spurs were 4-0 winners against Red Star Belgrade, with Lo Celso scoring his first goal for the club. All three are likely to be fit to play at least some part at the weekend.
Pochettino was also afforded the luxury of resting several key players in Serbia. Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Ben Davies and Harry Winks all played no part, while Christian Eriksen came off the bench.
Harry Kane also returned and played the full 90 minutes after missing the trip to the Toffees with a virus. Meanwhile, Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen are expected to both miss out with thigh injuries.