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Everton to review Kevin Mirallas' red card at Swansea which rules midfielder out of Liverpool derby

By Robert Jones

Everton will review Kevin Mirallas' red card at Swansea which is set to rule him out of the Merseyside derby next month.

Substitute Mirallas had been on the pitch for less than two minutes of the goalless draw when he was dismissed for a challenge on Modou Barrow.

Referee Stuart Atwell felt Mirallas had gone over the ball before making contact with Barrow and the Belgium international is now set to receive a three-match ban and miss the Barclays Premier League games against West Brom and Liverpool as well as the Capital One Cup tie at Reading on Tuesday.

"I haven't seen it again," Everton manager Roberto Martinez said of the incident.

"But we will look into it and if we've got grounds on it we'll act accordingly.

"I thought it was more a striker trying to defend and putting in a challenge and it looked worse than it actually was."

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Northern Ireland trio Jonny Evans, Chris Brunt and Gareth McAuley helped West Brom win 1-0 at Aston Villa with Saido Berahino scored on his first start since threatening to go on strike.

Bournemouth won their first Premier League game at home, seeing off Sunderland 2-0 with Callum Wilson and Scot Matt Ritchie on target.

Newcastle's winless start to the season continued as Odion Ighalo's double led Watford to a second successive victory. Daryl Janmaat netted Newcastle's consolation.

Leicester came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Stoke City. Foxes striker Jamie Vardy equalised after Riyad Mahrez scored his fifth goal of the season from the penalty spot.

Bojan had given Stoke an early lead and Jonathan Walters doubled the advantage but Stoke are still searching for their first win of the season.

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