The match led to a 2-2 draw however within the last 10 minutes, referee Lucy Oliver brandished a second yellow to Inexperienced however didn’t ship her off.
Everton boss Willie Kirk was left “baffled” by the choice as his aspect stay in second place within the desk, two factors behind leaders Arsenal.
“Now we have to speak about it, that is a serious incident,” Kirk instructed BBC Sport. “For a participant to be booked twice and nonetheless be on the pitch is baffling.
“I believe it is solely occurred as soon as in my lifetime. It should not occur. No person desires gamers to get despatched off however that is how the sport goes.
“It might have given us a possibility to essentially get at them within the final 10 minutes. It is irritating the referee made that mistake.”
Everton recovered from a Rikke Sevecke personal objective to steer with objectives from Izzy Christiansen and Valerie Gauvin. Brighton levelled late on by way of Aileen Whelan earlier than the purple card mix-up.
“I wasn’t positive [what happened],” Brighton boss Hope Powell mentioned after the match. “I mentioned to the fourth official: ‘She could not have given her a yellow?’ He mentioned she had. So the referee needs to be accountable for that.
“It is arduous for me to remark as a result of you’ll have to ask the referee if she gave a second yellow card as I do not know. The truth that she was on the pitch? I do not know.
“For us, the gods have been on our aspect as we speak. If she did get a second yellow then I’m positive, if I used to be Everton, I would not be grateful for that.”
Earlier this 12 months, there was one other mix-up within the males’s sport when a non-league footballer was proven three playing cards within the area of 12 seconds.