Tim Howard and 5 Noteworthy Goalkeeping Red Cards

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Tim Howard and 5 Noteworthy Goalkeeping Red Cards
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Sunderland's chances of Premier League survival were given a boost on Boxing Day when they pulled off a surprise victory at Goodison Park for their first win on the road since April.

The only goal of the game came from a 25th-minute Ki Sung-Yeung penalty, which was awarded when Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard brought the South Korean down and earned a red card.

The American's blip may be costly for the Toffees, who will now be without his services in Premier League ties with Southampton and Stoke, plus an FA Cup encounter with Queens Park Rangers. 

According to ESPN's Paul Carr, this is Howard's first red card since 2002 when he was playing in MLS for the New York MetroStars. 

The Everton shot-stopper is by no means the first man between the sticks to receive his marching orders—here are five of the quirkier goalkeeper dismissals from recent seasons. 

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