Costa red good news for Irons


CostaWest Ham won’t be bothered with the irksome Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge next Saturday after the striker was red carded at Everton this afternoon.

The Spaniard was dismissed after a second bookable offence after conducting a running feud with Gareth Barry all afternoon.

His departure came after Barry nibbled at the his  heels  near the end and Costa reacted by squaring up to the Everton veteran.

He reportedly head charged him three times ( not a head-butt ) and bared his teeth as if thinking of biting him before changing his mind.

It was the first time the player has been dismissed in a Chelsea shirt and there can be no appeal for two yellows so it will be a Costa-free Stamford Bridge clash!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • bubs says:

    The photo tells the story NUTS
    even the Spanish don’t like him unless you are a Athletico fan
    They tell me repeatedly he is not Spanish just a immigrant like me
    But he does score goals and without him you only have Remy to fear,

  • bubs says:

    Watched the incident twice today he should get a 6 week ban for biting even if he did not break skin,
    Any child watching the incident would think this is ok behaviour,we need to feed our players better,South Americans must have a Vampire strain in there blood system,
    The bloke is off his bounce and is pushing like Surez to get the transfer he wants,

  • johnboy says:

    The bloke is a loose cannon , a cheat and not on his own in this league ,lol they’re all over the place, Barry is no saint either , he likes to leave his foot in like McCarthy and Coleman and the sneak funis Maori , along with cleverly and er all of them really , toffees are and always were a dirty side , costas season was probably wiped out with his Bella lugose impersonation , I heard the toffees are planning a summer swoop for him stating he is a perfect fit ,? Fellini wants a return as well as he is not good enough for a footballing side .
    I know I’ve gone off the subject a bit but Everton have become my second spuds , can’t stand them at all .
    I hope van dull doesn’t change anything today, I wouldn’t , especially after the mourenio saga ,
    COYI!!!!!!!!S special season needs a special ending , in style !!!

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