Everton fans respond to Andre Gomes tweet

Andre Gomes of Everton during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on November 11, 2018 in London, England.

Everton's Andre Gomes somehow managed to avoid a red card on Sunday.

Andre Gomes of Everton during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on November 11, 2018 in London, England.

He might be stupidly handsome but Everton midfielder Andre Gomes proved in Sunday's 2-0 win over Bournemouth that he can get ugly with the best of them.

The on-loan Barcelona star was booked on 66 minutes and could - and absolutely should - have been sent off for a couple of silly challenges that went unpunished by referee Anthony Taylor.

It isn't a side to Gomes that Everton fans have seen a lot this season.

The Portugal international has won praise for his elegance in possession, intelligent tackling and defence-splitting passes, but there was an element of recklessness and nastiness yesterday and it very nearly cost Marca Silva's side the win.

 

Taylor surely would have awarded the Cherries - trailing 1-0 at the time - a 91st-minute penalty had he seen the Toffess midfielders' infrirngement on Jefferson Lerma.

Gomes reacted to Everton's win on Twitter afterwards but many fans of the Goodison Park side were saying the same thing.

Questions probably should be asked of Silva for not taking him off. The gamble of keeping him on didn't backfire, but nine times out of 10 Everton would have finished that match with 10 men.

It was only the Merseysiders' second Premier League win since November following a gruelling December which yielded nothing but disappointment.

Andre Gomes of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on October 21, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

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