Teenage Cumbrian Jarrad Branthwaite received the first red card of his career as Everton lost to Brentford.

The defender, handed a start by manager Frank Lampard, was dismissed after just 18 minutes of the 3-2 defeat at Goodison Park.

Former Carlisle United star Branthwaite was penalised for bringing down Ivan Toney when the Bees frontman was clean through on goal.

It was a straight red card for the 19-year-old from Wigton, who was consoled by team-mates as he left the pitch.

And Everton, who lead through an early Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal, saw themselves pegged back by the London side.

After Seamus Coleman's own goal, a Richarlison penalty restored Everton's lead, only for Yoane Wissa and Rico Henry to score and hand Brentford victory.

Lampard's side finished with nine men after sub Salomon Rondon also saw red for a poor challenge on Henry.

The defeat leaves Everton still not out of the woods in the top-flight survival battle.

They are two points above the drop zone with two games remaining.

Branthwaite will now face a suspension following his seventh first-team appearance of the campaign.

The England Under-20 international was making his first appearance for over a month, and his third Premier League start of the season.

Manager Lampard said the red card "changed the game completely".

Speaking on Sky Sports, he said it was a "critical" moment, but also argued Everton should have had a penalty moments before the dismissal when Richarlison's shirt was pulled.

Lampard added: "It's a mistake by Jarrad to let him run behind. You've got to drop off and deal with it easily, and we didn't."

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