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.
Loved the dark side of gomes today! Need a player to get down and dirty and be sly! Quality player— BlueNose.. (@AlphaAlien2) January 13, 2019
U need to calm down tho you could of cost us the game. Keep a cool head let's not go down to 10 men.— darren (@darrenschorah1) January 13, 2019
Treading a fine line today lad, love it players putting themselves about and showing some fight— (@efctoffee77) January 13, 2019
Taking no prisoners today lad.— Funk Soul Brother (@funksoultoffee) January 13, 2019
Keep it up. pic.twitter.com/40MC4821YK
You were close to being sent off though Andre. You should not have been booked in my opinion but need to be more disciplined after you were!— John Russell Fletcher (@ScouseFletch72) January 13, 2019
Great effort but try and not get sent off mate!— Kev whitehead (@kwwlimedia) January 13, 2019
Don’t get close to being sent off again your better than that— Roberto Bainzo (@robertobainzo) January 13, 2019
We love you! We really do..... just don’t get sent off... you are no good to us on the bench ;)— November Blue (@Novemberblue5) January 13, 2019
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.
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