Carlo Ancelotti Becomes The First Premier League Manager To Recieve a Red Card.

Carlo Ancelotti became the first Premier League manager to receive a red card since the new rule was introduced last year....

The Everton manager was shown a red card at full-time by referee Chris Kavanagh, following the dramatic 1-1 draw between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison park last Sunday.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring for Everton in just 3 minutes into the start of the match after a goalkeeping error from the United goalkeeper David de Gea.

January transfer signing Bruno Fernandes leveled the scoreline for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men in the 31st minutes having shot the ball into the net from 45 yards.

The controversy ensued after Calvert-Lewin shot the ball into the net in the 93rd minutes of stoppage time, but after a consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), the late goal was ruled out for the Toffees, in what seems to be an incredible tough call for the match officials.

The goal was cancelled on the reasons that when Calvert-Lewin shot the ball, Gylfi Sigurdsson was in an offside position.

The Everton midfielder did not touch the ball before it went into the net but was said to have made a move with his leg when the ball deflected off Harry Maguire, thereby obstructing David de Gea's view from the ball.

Carlo Ancelotti speaking in an interview after the game said;
"Manchester United played well. They played good football in my opinion; short passes, dangerous in counter-attack. It is a team that has an idea. When a team has an idea, that is the manager’s job. He is doing really well from what I see in the game."

"As for the referee on the day, i didn’t disrespect him but I can understand because, there were a lot of important decisions at the end of the game. It was a difficult decision because they checked the position of Gylfi, and it was offside, but in our opinion it didn’t affect the vision of the goalkeeper. In their opinion it affected the vision and movement of the goalkeeper.”

"It can happen, At the end of the game I was a little bit nervous and maybe the referee was also. We spoke friendly. If I am banned, I will be disappointed."... Concluded the 60-year-old Italian.

Meanwhile, CloudNine Sports understands that the Football Association have charged Ancelotti with misconduct for breaching the FA rule after he confronted referee Chris Kavanagh following his red card.

He has been fined £8,000 after accepting the charge, and will not serve any touchline ban in that regard. His next match will be against his former team Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Since Carlo Ancelotti’s first game with Everton on Boxing Day fxture against Burnley, only Liverpool (30) and Man City (19) have won more Premier League pionts than the Toffees (18). He has been in charge for 10 matches, won 5, draw 3 and lost 2 of those matches.

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