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Everton boss says 21-year-old “will learn” after Carabao Cup send off

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Everton manager Rafa Benitez believes that young talent Moise Kean will learn from his send off during the Carabao Cup clash with Championship side Huddersfield Town

Andros Townsend fired the Toffees into the next round after they overcame the 59th minute straight red card shown to Kean to claim a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Everton made 9 changes to the 11 that drew with Leeds in their last Premier League outing.

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The Toffees drew first blood through Alex Iwobi before the goal was cancelled out by Huddersfield’s Tom Lee.

Kean had his goal disallowed for offside in the first half and let his frustrations get the better of him in an off the ball incident with Duane Holmes.

striker appeared to shove Holmes in the neck after the pair had clashed off the ball moments earlier.

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Referee Matthew Donohue needed no time to make up his mind and showed Kean a straight red after just less than an hour played at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Huddersfield who had made 6 changes to their squad also had a goal questionably disallowed for offside in the second half and were unable to come back after they found themselves trailing for the second time in the match.

New signing Andros Townsend prevented a cup upset, as his first goal for the club got Everton to the next round.

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Speaking after the match, Rafa Benitez had this to say on Moise Kean’s red card: “He is a young player and has to learn from it.

“The reaction from the players was great and you could see the reaction from the fans.”

Everton will be looking to repeat previous cup success, as they have made it to the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup in the last two competitions.

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Everton senior board members fume as Farhad Moshiri talks with Vitor Pereira in Monaco

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Everton senior board members fume as Farhad Moshiri talks with Vitor Pereira in Monaco
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According to the Daily Star, senior Everton officials are furious with Farhad Moshiri over his weekend meetings with Vitor Pereira.

Moshiri met with the contender for talks in Monaco, according to the newspaper’s print copy (25/01).

Given how disastrous the move to appoint Rafa Benitez was, board members at Goodison Park are thought to have strong opposition.

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“Board and on the senior executive, especially given the disastrous appointment of Rafa Benitez,” the piece concluded.

Moshiri appeared to be going in headfirst and making the decision without engaging anyone.

This just goes to show that, while he may be a terrific businessman, his football brain is still lagging behind and causing serious problems at Goodison Park.

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The owner is in desperate need of advice because some of his recent actions have been comical.

The fans are grateful to those senior board members who opted to stand up and be counted on this occasion, preventing a catastrophe.

Pereira may have won awards during his career, but he did so in nations like China, Greece, and Portugal, where it is expected.

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Hopefully, Moshiri will listen to his board members more often, and they will assist him in making the best decision possible to move the Toffees ahead rather than backward.

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Ferguson drops Benitez favourite, Gordon starts

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Ferguson drops Benitez favourite, Gordon starts

After the firing of Rafa Benitez last week, Everton are about to enter yet another new chapter.

The Spaniard has left, and Duncan Ferguson, an Everton icon, has taken his position, at least temporarily.

The Scot is back in control of the Toffees as an interim manager, and he’ll be looking for a repeat of his success from last season.

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Ferguson was put in charge on an interim basis when Marco Silva was fired, and it’s fair to say he performed an excellent job, famously defeating Chelsea in a 3-1 victory at Goodison Park.

Ferguson is expected to remain with the 4-4-2 formation, but he may make a few adjustments.

The back four is the same as the one that lost to Norwich. There are some who argue that Seamus Coleman should be replaced given his recent poor performances, but he is the club captain, and Ferguson will almost certainly want him to be his on-field captain.

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The midfield is also unchanged, but don’t be surprised if Andros Townsend is called upon at some time.

After working with Salomon Rondon at both Newcastle and Dalian Yifang, Rafa Benitez was instrumental in getting him to the club, but we expect him to be benched in favor of Richarlison here.

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Everton turn noses up at manager after talks held this week-report

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Everton senior board members fume as Farhad Moshiri talks with Vitor Pereira in Monaco

Even in the muddy waters and urgent need for Rafa Benitez’s replacement, Everton seem keen on certain qualifications and won’t settle for less.

According to The Telegraph, Everton’s final list of three for the new manager included former Juventus centre-back Fabio Cannavaro, but the Liverpool Echo differs, clarifying that the Italian is currently not a prospect.

The report suggests that the 48-year old is “not good enough” to succeed Rafa Benitez, revealing that the Toffees are instead still hanging on to the likes of Rooney and Lampard, among other big names.

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Cannavaro, who coached Guangzhou and other Asian clubs, has no Premier League experience and could have perhaps raised eyebrows if he was chosen over the other names. The current interim manager, Ferguson, reportedly wants a longer contract and could take over as the new boss.

The fact that Fabio was wanted by Poland (though he declined the offer) as their national team coach, speaks volumes about his capability. However, Everton seem convinced that others, especially Rooney, will do a greater job at Goodison Park, as the Toffees have distanced themselves from any more talks with the Italian, according to reports.

The Liverpool-based side is still in talks with various interests, though, and before everything is on paper, anyone with the needed expertise and profile is still very much in the race.

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