Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Edu in the Wars; Injured Arsenal Star Riles Everton Manager

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Edu in the Wars; Injured Arsenal Star Riles Everton Manager

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Byline: ANDREW HODGSON

ARSENAL stand-in captain Edu was at the centre of a huge row with Everton over his antics in the Gunners' 3-1 Carling Cup win.

Edu ended in the wars with a broken toe that will keep him out for around six weeks, but Everton manager David Moyes was furious that he was not sent off for a two-footed challenge that sparked a mass bust-up between players.

Moyes said: "The game dramatically turned on the referee not sending Edu off. We were 1-0 up and then Edu made a two-footed tackle over the ball on James McFadden.

"Arsenal played very well but if he had been sent off, it would have changed the game.

Definitely."

After the challenge, Everton players rushed in to confront Edu and in an unseemly clash involving 19 of the players, the Brazilian grabbed Tim Cahill round the throat and had the favour returned by McFadden.

Referee Alan Wiley had to intervene to calm things down.

Edu limped off in the 65th minute to be replaced by Sebastian Larsson, and now joins Gilberto Silva and Sol Campbell on an injured list that also includes promising French fullback Gael Clichy. …

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