Czech Republic right-back Vladimir Coufalsaw red for West Ham United as they went down to a London Derby defeat at the hands of hosts Arsenal in the Premier League. The West Ham right-back was sent off midway into the second half after two yellow cards and his exit put an end to hopes of getting something out of the game for his team.
Czech Republic player Coufal had received a yellow card for a foul on Tierney in the first half and he was given his marching orders midway into the second half after a second yellow card for going over the top of the ball during a challenge with Frenchman Lacazette. In addition to receiving a second yellow card, the Czech Republic senior national team defender also gave away a penalty which was saved from Lacazette by West Ham United goalkeeperLukasz Fabianski.
England international Emile Smith-Rowe came off the bench was his first appearance since he picked up an injury over a week ago and he settled the game with a second Arsenal goal three minutes from time.
The second half goals from Martinelli and Smith-Rowe ensured that the Gunners sealed a 2-0 home win over the Hammers and also leapfrogged them into fourth spot on the league table.