Everton boss Marco Silva fumes at referee Lee Mason after his side let 2-0 lead slip at Newcastle

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EVERTON boss Marco Silva could face touchline ban after he confronted referee Lee Mason at the end of the 3-2 defeat to Newcastle.

Silva was furious with the Magpies’ winning goal, believing Salomon Rondon was offside before Ayoze Perez hammered home his second of the game.

Marco Silva was furious with referee Lee Mason for allowing Newcastle's winning goal stand
Marco Silva was furious with referee Lee Mason for allowing Newcastle’s winning goal stand
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After the full-time whistle had blown, the former Watford manager directed his anger towards the official.

After Tottenham’s Premier League defeat to Burnley, boss Mauricio Pochettino ran onto the pitch to remonstrate with Mike Dean.

He was handed a two-match touchline ban, and spent the first of those in the stands as his team fell to a shock 2-1 loss to Southampton.

SunSport columnist and former referee Mark Halsey believes Silva could face a similar ban for his actions.

The Everton manager believed Salomon Rondon was offside in the build up to Ayoze Perez's winner
The Everton manager believed Salomon Rondon was offside in the build up to Ayoze Perez’s winner
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The Toffees boss was clearly not happy with the explanation given by the officials for the winning goal
The Toffees boss was clearly not happy with the explanation given by the officials for the winning goal
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He said: “If the FA are consistent they will charge Silva with improper conduct after charging Mauricio Pochettino with the same offence.”

Speaking about the game where he saw his side throw away a 2-0 lead, Silva told the BBC: “We didn’t expect what happened, but it’s football.


“Even in the first 15 to 20 minutes in the second half we had counter-attacks – we had to kill the game in that moment.

“I cannot understand – five Newcastle players were in the same line and Rondon was offside.”

Perez scored two in three minutes as Newcastle completed an incredible and vital comeback win.

The hosts trailed by two goals at the break as Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison netted for Everton, either side of a missed penalty from the Toon’s Matt Ritchie.

But Salomon Rondon gave Newcastle hope with a volley midway through the second half, before Perez pounced in the 81st and 84th minutes.

It was an amazing turnaround from the Toon given how they looked dead and buried at the break.

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